Religious Studies

Joseph Kennedy

My hometown when I was a student was

Davison

I graduated in

2016

I studied

Religious Studies

I currently live in

East Lansing

I am now

Director of Youth Ministry at The Peoples Church of East Lansing

Since graduating from Alma

I have been living and working in East Lansing with my wife Stefanie and our two dogs. I currently act as the Director of Youth Ministry at The Peoples Church of East Lansing, and have been filling my time with mission work, community outreach, and working towards ordination in the Episcopal denomination of churches. Most recently, I’ve lead youth volunteers to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and the Ferguson community in Saint Louis, Missouri to engage in conversations about privilege and meaningful intersectional relationship building.

My Alma education

The liberal arts education I received at Alma has prepared me with a toolkit full of interdisciplinary critical thinking skills. This, in combination with Alma alumni outreach has put various internships, and subsequent full time work in my path.

My favorite place(s) on campus included

The Theta Chi / Kappa Iota Houses.

My favorite professors(s) included

Dr. Stratton, Dr. Blanchard and Dr. Lorenz

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is

Traveling with the Alma Choirs was always a highlight. Having the opportunity to perform in a variety of beautiful spaces, and make lasting friendships is something I’ll always carry with me.

What I've been doing with music since I graduated:

I participate regularly with our church choir, and help to lead a youth choir as well.