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Joe Lucero

Joe Lucero was born in Denver, CO but was raised on the East Coast of Florida in Brevard County. Joe has served in Student Ministries under different roles from 2006 to the present. He served a one-year internship as the Student Pastor from 07-08 in Destin, Fl at Shoreline Church.

Joe moved up to Rome, Georgia in 2009 to take a Student Pastor position with LIFE Church. It was here where he met his wife, Rebecca. They got married in 2010 and have since been blessed with two little boys, Talen, 5 & Mason, 2 and a new baby girl, Avery Ruth!

The Lucero’s moved from the Atlanta area to St. Louis in 2015 for Joe to embark on a two-year residency (3:14 Institute) through The Journey Church. Joe completed his residency in May of 2017 with a Masters of Theological Studies from MBTS. He then joined the Willow Creek family on October 1st, 2017 as the Director of Student Ministries.

Joe loves spending time with his family, hanging out with students, and building community with his church family. Joe is an avid Denver Broncos fan as well as a lover of all things Marvel. You can get to know Joe best by inviting him over for a game night!