He earned his B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church and served in a local church context before joining Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship to plant a Graduate and Faculty Ministries chapter at USC.
Beginning in 2014, Joe volunteered increasing portions of his time to developing a Christian Life Team to better serve our large and diverse Christian community at USC. His current role with Inter-Varsity is as its very first Director of University Partnerships. In both roles, his aim is to bring people and organizations together toward common purpose.
Joe loves being a cross-cultural learner in L.A. as well as enjoying his own culture, which includes ultimate, hiking and camping. Every year the Thackwells go beach camping in December with a group of other families. You can catch a glimpse of Joe’s family and writing at caminowell.com.