Joe has had tremendous compassion and understanding with those suffering from the disease of addiction, after overcoming cocaine addiction himself over 20 years ago. Prior to opening Serenity Springs, Joe had an extremely successful career on wall street, becoming the vice-president for the company ICE on the NYSE. Joe became a pastor in the year 2000 and started Grace Church in New Jersey, which has had tremendous growth in the last 20 years. Joe retired from Wall Street in 2009 and now makes helping others his full-time job. Joe recently became a published author after writing, A Reason to Live, which chronicles the story of his life.