The Reverend Joseph J. Rose
The Rev. Joseph J. Rose graduated from Yale with a Master of Divinity and a diploma in Anglican Studies. His ministry at St. James's focuses on education, pastoral care, healing and contemplative prayer, Creation Care, and overseeing the Good News Garden and Greenhouse, which grow vegetables for our far-reaching feeding programs. Before being called to St. James’s, Joe and his wife Heidi served as co-executive directors at Trinity Church Wall Street’s retreat center in West Cornwall, CT, where his work included leading multigenerational retreats and camps, sharing in the preaching and liturgical life, and developing a working farm and a sanctuary for rescued donkeys. He has also served at St. John's, New Haven. He is a native of Washington State, graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in journalism, and studied abroad in Northern Ireland. Joe worked as a journalist for 23 years before discerning a call to the priesthood. Joe and Heidi reside in West Hartford and have two daughters.