Father Deacon Joseph Henre is a graduate of the Antiochian house of studies and School of Orthodox Theology, located in Englewood, New Jersey. He was tonsured a Reader in September of 2011, and a Subdeacon in May of 2014. He was ordained into the Deaconate on September 3, 2017 by his grace Bishop Sava.
Prior to immersing himself into the life of the Church, he served 32 years in law enforcement with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Prior to his career in law enforcement, he served four years in the United States Navy.
God willing (Ako Bog da), Deacon Joseph will continue his ministry at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church for many years to come; the same church his Great Grandparents help establish early in the 20th century. Deacon Joseph has called St. George his home his entire life.
Father and his wife Djakonica Theresa have three sons, the eldest, Fr Patrick Henre is an Orthodox Priest in Waco, Texas, and the other two have followed in their father's footsteps and are currently serving in law enforcement. Their middle son Shayne is a Wyandotte County Sheriff's Deputy and the youngest is Chanse, is an officer with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.
Deacon Joseph loves history, leather working and playing the bagpipes. He and Djakonitsa enjoy traveling to Waco, Texas, to visit their son, Father Patrick, wife Sarah and family. Father Deacon and Djakonica presently have three grand-children, two girls, one boy, and hoping for many more.