About Joe

A husband and father with a variety of interests, Joe is a professional writer and podcast host who enjoys blogging, motorcycle riding, listening to Bruce Springsteen and rooting for the Mets.

Podcast photo.
I really like podcasting.

At United Methodist Communications, he writes for UMC.org, the global denominational website of The United Methodist Church. Joe also produces and hosts Get Your Spirit in Shape, a podcast featuring conversations with authors, leaders and bishops about growing as disciples of Jesus.

Originally from the Jersey Shore, home of boardwalks, beaches, and the Boss, Joe and his family lived in Colorado for 10 years enjoying the mountains and snow. Unfortunately, he never learned to ski or snowboard.

A fun picture of Joe.
I got a Coke to share with Wesley, I assume John Wesley.

Before moving to Nashville and United Methodist Communications, Joe led youth and worship ministries in New Jersey and Colorado. He is a Deacon in The United Methodist Church.

Happily married since 1991, Joe and Diane have two great kids. Diane is the director of the Child Development Center at City Road Chapel United Methodist Church in Madison, Tennessee. Their son is a talented musician and music therapist working in Colorado Springs. Their daughter is a comedy writer/performer/director studying at Columbia College Chicago.

If you talk to Joe long enough, he is likely to bring up something interesting he heard on a podcast. Oh, and he probably knows more about The Simpsons than you, which was almost cool when he was a youth pastor in the 90s.

Joe’s work experience


United Methodist Communications, Senior Manager, Member Content Development, UMC.org

That means I write for the denominational website of the global United Methodist Church, and host a podcast called Get Your Spirit in Shape (GYSIS).

Samples of my work are available at clippings.me/joeiovino

Previous Content Work


Pastoral experience


2 thoughts on “About Joe

  1. I have just found your blog and enjoyed it. I don’t do FB anymore. Do you send your blog out in emails? If not where do I find it?
    Thank you,
    Lesley Merrifield

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