Joshua Graber grew up in Stockholm, Wisconsin, a small town on the Mississippi River. He is a Graduate of Trinity Lutheran College/Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle and earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He’s worked as a minister for youth and young adults, a congregational pastor, and a mission developer in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Josh was the National Director of ALT Year (Abundant Life Together).
He has also studied nonprofit management, volunteered at several nonprofit organizations, including the Real Change Homeless Empowerment in Seattle and the National Institute on Media and the Family, and is the founder and president of a nonprofit dedicated to finding mutuality and entrepreneurial solutions between ministries and nonprofits.
Josh’s interest in disaster recovery came through being a pastor in Moorhead, Minnesota during record floods and being connected with ongoing ELCA relief efforts in New Orleans after Katrina. Internationally, he has worked with a mission project Haiti before and after the earthquake and currently partners with leaders near Pignon, Haiti on a land project that is dedicated to training and educating fellow Haitians in how to grow their own food.
Josh’s other passions are in the areas of media, entrepreneurship, politics and social justice. His interests include satirical and sketch comedy, traveling, and playing basketball and soccer.