The Reverend Joseph J. Rose
The Rev. Joseph J. Rose graduated in May of 2022 from Yale with a Master of Divinity and a diploma in Anglican Studies. After returning from a pilgrimage in Canterbury, England, Joe was ordained as a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He previously served a 15-month internship at St. John's, New Haven, and received his Clinical Pastoral Education training at the VA Hospital in West Haven. He and his wife Heidi also served as co-executive directors at Trinity Church Wall Street’s retreat center in West Cornwall, CT. At Trinity Retreat Center, his work included, among other things, leading multigenerational retreats and camps, sharing in the preaching and liturgical life, and developing a creation care ministry that featured a “Good News Garden” farm and a sanctuary for rescued donkeys. He is a native of Washington State and attended Central Washington University before studying abroad for a year in Northern Ireland at which time he decided to become a journalist. Joe worked as a journalist for 23 years before discerning a call to the priesthood. Two of his ministry passions are feeding the hungry and living into our baptismal vow to “strive for justice and peace among all people,” respecting “the dignity of every human being.” Joe and Heidi reside in West Hartford and have two daughters - Una, who lives in Seattle, and Eleanor, who lives in Amherst, MA. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, listening to vinyl records, reading, and going on walks with Heidi.