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Joe Cook


Title: Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Presenter

Joe Cook is the director of programming for the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates. Prior to his duties in the IPP, Joe served as Saint Meinrad's alumni director for eight years and as the Catholic campus minister for the University of Evansville for seven years.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications and theater arts from St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, IN, and a Master of Arts in Catholic Thought and Life from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

He and his wife Lisa are the coordinating couple for Catholic Engaged Encounter in the Diocese of Evansville. He is the past president of the Serra Club of Evansville and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1584, Jasper, IN.

Topic of Presentation: Ethics and Accountability for Catholic parishes

Program: World Priest Program