Joseph is originally from Tacoma, Washington and was raised in the Dominican Republic serving God alongside his missionary family. Joey attended Bible College at Kentucky Christian University, where he studied Preaching and Business Administration. He is an ordained minister, and is also a certified science teacher. He has over ten years of experience in ministry and teaching. Patricia is from the Dominican Republic and came to know Jesus as a teenager in a Christian church planted by a missionary couple from South Korea. She studied Marketing and worked for a Christian microfinance organization for over a decade, serving in many areas including leading the development and communications department.
Joey and Patricia met in Santo Domingo at a bible study through common friends and right away Patricia felt called to help Joey with the church he had begun planting. Together they established The Springs Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Planting new churches and teaching how to share about Jesus is their greatest joy and by joining IMPACTOLatino team, they are responding to God's call on their lives to share the gospel by equipping church planters in México.