The Reverend Joseph Stabile is pastor of Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church, as well as Co-Founder and Animator of Life in the Trinity Ministry, in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at SMU Perkins School of Theology in their program of certification for Spiritual Directors. Reverend Stabile has served in vocational ministry for more than forty years, with combined experience in spiritual direction, retreat leadership, pastoral care and leadership, and pastoral mentoring. During his years in the Vincentian priesthood, he was a local Superior and a Provincial Consultor for the Governing Board of the Province. After twenty-six years with the Vincentian Fathers, Reverend Stabile left the priesthood in 1987, and in 1989 his Orders were accepted in the North Texas Annual Conference, and has served on the North Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, on the Committee for Local Pastors. Reverend Stabile received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville, Missouri. He received the Master of Divinity from DeAndreis Institute of Theology in Chicago, and the Master of Languages and Linguistics in Spanish from Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Mexico.