Joe Jennings was raised as an Episcopalian in Bellevue, attended Whitman College (BA Political science, cum laude) and the University of Washington (MBA Finance), and spent 1980-2018 working in Silicon Valley in marketing, strategy consulting, and executive positions. He ended his career starting and running a successful patent brokerage firm. Joe retired in 2018 and moved back to Seattle in 2020 and purchased a house in Magnolia in 2021. Joe has been active in service, education and leadership roles in the Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Marin County, and the Diocese of California. He created and teaches Slow Religion classes on the Gospel according to Mark at parishes in California and COA via Zoom. Joe is an intern at King County Master Gardeners, a UC/Master Gardener, and continues to teach vegetables and tomato gardening classes via Zoom. With his wife Marisa he has walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal and the Way of St. Francis in Italy pilgrimages. At COA he has been active in the Night Watch Ministry, Building and Grounds and the Sunday Gospel Study Group.