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Joseph B. Modica

Joseph B. Modica
About Joseph B. Modica

Joseph B. Modica is the university chaplain and associate professor of biblical studies at Eastern University. Dr. Modica often remarks to students: "One day I couldn't spell the word 'chaplain,' then the next day, I became one." Dr. Modica’s journey to Eastern University has been a circuitous, yet enriching one. Working as a foster care social worker, attending seminary in Nyack, NY, pastoring a church in Queens, NY, working with the American Red Cross (Manhattan) Homeless Family Services, and being a graduate student in New Jersey, have all shaped his vocation. Dr. Modica sees himself primarily as a pastor-scholar: someone who attempts to model a robust gospel, an ecumenical spirit, a generous orthodoxy, a formative hospitality and respectful conversations.

Biography and photo from the Eastern University website