Deacon Joe Gorini was born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn N.Y. He is graduated from P.S. 209, Abraham Lincoln H.S., Pace University (Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Accounting and Electronic Data Processing, Magna Cum Laude), and Columbia University (Master of Science in Business Policy, with distinction).
After a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps, Joe served as a Member of the Business Systems Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, held executive positions at AT&T, AMP, and Hanover Direct, and served as a software quality advisor at Cisco Technologies. As a partner in GORINI Enterprises, LLC, Joe offers management consulting services (JBG-Consulting and Educology-Consulting).
Joe's spouse, Veronica Danza Gorini, also of Brooklyn NY, is his partner in GORINI Enterprises, LLC. Through the GORINI Enterprises, Veronica offers special event planning and management services. Joe and Veronica reside in Mechanicsburg PA. They have three daughters (Angela, Livia, and Domenica) and five grandchildren (Andrea Perrone, Ava Marie Legg, Christian James Legg, Isabella Grace Legg, and Aiden Joseph Legg).
Joe is a Catholic clergyman, ordained in 1981 to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate, in the Archdiocese Diocese of Newark NJ. From mid-1995 until mid-2016, Joe ministering in the Diocese of Harrisburg PA - more recently as a pastoral associate under Rev. John Trigilio, PhD, ThD, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Marysville PA and St. Bernadette, Duncannon PA. As of the end of July 2016, Dcn. Joe and Veronica are residing in Jackson NJ within the Diocese of Trenton. Listen to Joe's vocation story.
Dcn. Joe is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. Dcn. Joe and Rev. Trigilio are co-founders of Evangelization Enterprises, Inc. Evangelization Enterprises is dedicated to: (1) restoring America to her foundational precepts, principles and values (which exclude slavery); (2) promoting the dignity of the human person; and, (3) advancing the Culture of Life.
Dcn. Joe is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Evangelization Enterprises, and provides guidance to her operating divisions Light and Heat Ministries, and Light and Heat Media. Also, Dcn. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors for the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy and a member of the Board of Counselors for the Center for Economic and Social Justice.