The Reverend J. Hyvenson Joseph

The Reverend Joseph Hyvenson (Evanson) Joseph, was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he graduated from High school and then pursued and completed a four year degree in the National School of Business and Administration in the mid 90’s. He entered Seminary in Haiti in 1996 and a year later he immigrated to the United States as a lawful permanent resident to join his family. To follow up with his vocation to the priesthood, he enrolled in the school of Business at Florida Atlantic University in 1997 to complete his Bachelor degree as his previous degree was not recognized by the American System. And he graduated four years later with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. In the same year, i.e., 2001, he entered seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee and subsequently graduated with a Master of Divinity degree, and was then ordained to the diaconate in April 2004. He was called as the Deacon in charge of the Historic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Key West, Florida, and later installed as their Rector shortly after his ordination to the priesthood in October 15, 2004. He served in that capacity for three years before receiving a call for a higher education. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Episcopal Church Foundation in the year 2007 to obtain a PhD in Christian Theology at the University Laval in Canada. Due to the incompatibility of the French Canadian Educational system to the American system, he could not complete the Doctorate in Laval. He then returned to the US to complete a second Master of Sacred Theology, STM in order to proceed with the doctorate studies. After the disastrous earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, it became clear to him that he had to return to the workforce to help his fellow nationals recover from the quake. He was called as the Rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Pompano Beach in 2011. While working at the Church on the part-time basis, he went to Nova Southeastern University to complete a third Master’s in Business Administration and graduated in May 2013. In the same year, to fill up those extra hours while at St. Philip’s Church, he was called to serve as a Speaker and Fundraiser for Food For The Poor, one of the Largest International Charity in the United States. And December 2017, he received the call to serve as the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville, in the diocese New Jersey, where he currently lives and is canonically resident.

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