Joe was born and raised in Maryland. He graduated with honors from Covenant College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He has been the pastor of St. Mark Reformed Church since October 2007, and a Humanities teacher for High School and Middle School at The Classical Academy of Franklin since 2014. Joe and his wife, Deborah, have four children. In addition to the activities in which his children are involved, Joe enjoys fitness, literature, movies, and sports.
Marc Hays has been married to Jamie for 20 years. They have 6 children: a single, a double, and a triple. Yep, that’s right—triplets and twins. Marc serves as the Lead Curriculum Developer for Classical Conversations Multimedia. He graduated from the CiRCE Institute’s Apprenticeship as a CiRCE Certified Master Teacher. He the author of Analogies for All of Us, a middle school textbook on analogies and figures of speech. Marc serves as a ruling elder at St. Mark Reformed Church.