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Arlette D. Benoit Joseph

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The Rev. Arlette D. Benoit Joseph is a graduate of General Theological Seminary in New York City where she earned her Masters in Divinity with a Certificate in Spiritual Direction. She served as seminarian at Trinity Wall Street and St. Ann’s Church for the Deaf during her time in New York City. Before seminary, Rev. Joseph worked as a Marketing Analyst for UPS Mail Innovations in Atlanta, Ga, where she managed Account Representatives and their Customer Care Department.

 She was ordained to the priesthood in June 2013 in the Diocese of Atlanta and now serves at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Ga., as Associate to the Rector. Rev. Joseph also serves as Campus Missioner for the Absalom Jones Center of the Atlanta University Center. She serves as a consultant to the The Episcopal Church’s Office of Black Ministries by planning the S.O.U.L (Spiritual Opportunity to Unity and Learn) Conferences for youth and young adults and works with a team of clergy and lay leaders to develop and promote The Rising Stars (RISE) Experience — an initiative aimed at countering the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” where children are pushed out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

 She also serves on the Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission of Ministry, as the Youth Ministry Liaison for the Office of Youth Ministries of The Episcopal Church and as a boardmember for FORMA – a network of Christian Formation professionals. Rev. Joseph is passionate about Christian and Spiritual Formation and the spiritual and mental wellness of clergy.

Originally from the twin island Republic Trinidad and Tobago, Rev. Joseph enjoys Caribbean cuisine and outdoor activities with her husband.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Abide With Me, Easter 6 (B) – 2018

May 06, 2018

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide: when other helpers fail and comforts flee, help of the helpless, O abide with me. Abide with Me is a familiar hymn that Henry Francis Lyte penned while battling tuberculosis. What a thrilling prayer request: for God to abide with us always, […]

Being a Witness for the God We Know, Easter 6 (A) – 2017

May 21, 2017

The Book of Acts is filled with miracles, visions, and dreams, and in it, the author, Luke, helps us establish the identity of God and shows how the Gospel of Jesus Christ was spread to every corner of the world. In addition to teaching about the identity of God, Luke has much to say about […]

Bear Fruit Worthy of the Gift of Repentance – Advent 2 (A) – 2016

December 04, 2016

One has to love John the Baptist! Not for his sense of fashion – although camel’s hair clothing is quite trendy. And definitely not his diet. But our fondness for John the Baptist can be rooted in the fact that he is a ‘tell it as it is preacher.’ He doesn’t fit in the box […]

Will You Seek God Today? Proper 19 (C) – 2016

September 11, 2016

The quote “What you seek is seeking you,” made popular by a 13th-century Sufi mystic and theologian, holds true in our relationship with our Creator God. There is something in all of us that innately seeks out our Creator, just as the Creator seeks us.  Since the beginning of time God has revealed God-self as […]

Shareholders and Partners with Jesus, Maundy Thursday – 2016

March 24, 2016

You can’t help but to love Simon Peter. He’s a disciple who is transparent. Perhaps we are drawn to him, because like us he constantly makes mistakes and needs grace and forgiveness. Scripture tells us a lot about Simon Peter. He was known to be boisterous, he had an impulsive enthusiasm for his good intentions, […]

Penny for Your Thoughts, Proper 27 (B) – 2015

November 08, 2015

Benjamin Franklin once said, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” Yet, despite the sage words from Mr. Franklin, pennies are often readily available; all one has to do is look on city streets – pennies are in abundant supply. People all the world over are happy to get rid of their pennies. Oftentimes, people […]

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