Who's Joe G?

It’s true, God always comes first. Yet, this page is here so you can get to know me a little bit better. So here’s some general info and background so you can do just that.

My name is Joe Guagliardo (Joe G), I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I am now retired from full-time youth ministry, but still, serve, and work with the Florida/Georgia District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, (L.C.M.S.) on youth gatherings and other youth ministry-related events. I attend Faith “Viera” Lutheran church in Rockledge, FL., where I assist with outreach events as well as writing daily devotions for the church Facebook webpage.

My first 28 years of work experience was in the retail food industry in Chicago, yes I’m a huge Cubs fan, Colorado and Florida.

My wife of 45 years, Kathy, and I reside in Merritt Island, Florida. We have a daughter, Heather, a grandson, Keegan. and a granddaughter Taytum.

Kathy and I are crazy out of our minds Disney fans and have visited Disney World over 550 times since 1974.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida (2005). I also obtained a Certification as a Certified Lay Minister with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, L.C.M.S., from Concordia University, Wisconsin (1999), and have a Certification in Family Life Ministry from Concordia University, Nebraska (2002).

In 2019 I published my first book

“Adventures in Youth Ministry, Perspective of a Second Career Youth Minister.”

(Available on Amazon)