The Rev. Joseph M. Constant
A native of Haiti, Joseph M. Constant was ordained as a deacon in 2003 and as priest in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. After graduation from seminary, he served as the Assistant Rector at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC for almost two years. Then, he joined the staff at Virginia Theological Seminary in 2005 as Assistant to the Dean for Admissions and Community Life. During his time at the Seminary, he created the Office of Racial and Ethnic Ministries and served as Director of Ethnic Ministries.
In 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti, Joseph joined the staff of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church as a Special Coordinator for Haiti. The task of the Special Coordinator for Haiti was to facilitate the multiple efforts among Episcopal churches, dioceses, networks, and organizations committed to the rebuilding of the Diocese of Haiti.
In 2005, he established Haiti Micah Project, Inc. (HMP), a nonprofit committed to serving the needs of the at-risk and homeless children of Mirebalais, Haiti. Through a vast network of partnerships created by Joseph and HMP, over 450 children receive a hot meal on a daily basis and have access to basic education.
Joseph has published a book entitled No Turning Back: The Black Presence at Virginia Theological Seminary. His published paper on James Cone can also be found in The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, Ian Markham, editor. Joseph and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Claire and Christiana. In his free time, Joseph loves to exercise and to watch soccer, especially with his children, who are both soccer players.