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Born on February 18, 1971 in Burbank California, Father Josh grew up in Tulsa and Tahlequah Oklahoma, Kingwood Texas and Rogers Arkansas, graduating from Bishop Kelley High School in 1989.
Father Josh attended Saint Meinrad Seminary College in Saint Meinrad, Indiana, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Minor degree in Theology.
He also attended Saint Meinrad School of Theology, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Thought and Life in 1996 and a Masters of Divinity degree in 2000. Father Josh was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Tulsa on July 28, 2000 by Bishop Edward Slattery.
Since July 2000, Father Josh has held the following positions:
Traveling, doing artwork, writing, reading, eating interesting food, hiking and being with family and friends are just a few of Father Josh’s interests.
Celebrating the Sacraments, teaching, preaching, blessing and visiting with parishioners are some of the things Father Josh loves to do in his priestly ministry.
In September of 2021 Father Josh became the Coordinator of Rural Outreach for the Diocese and in February of 2022 he became a certified Spiritual Director.
Father Josh’s father, Deacon Steve (St. Augustine and St. Monica parishes) mother Donna, younger brother Zach and his wife Amber, live in Tulsa. His older sister Maria and niece Phoebe live in Florida.
Father Josh is very much looking forward to being Pastor of Saint Pius X Parish and School. He loves God very much and desires to serve God’s People in celebrating and growing in our Catholic Faith.