Joe MacDonald
( Executive Director )

Biography

In response to a call, Joe co-founded the John Paul II Project in 2017 with his wife, Corinne, to help young people become saints and deeply impact the culture for the good. After personally launching the first programs in Krakow and the USA, Joe is now dedicated to leading the JP2 Project team as Executive Director by spearheading efforts to faithfully realize the mission and grow the Project.

Prior to co-founding the JP2 Project, Joe served as Residence Director for men’s dormitories at the university and high school level and has engaged in rugby coaching, youth ministry, and leadership positions for international pilgrimages and missions through Spain, France, Italy, Poland, and Uganda. After years of owning and operating a small cabinet installation business in Florida, the JP2 Project has been a great fulfillment. Joe is excited to be back in Poland this year to ensure the successful relaunching of our programs. He’s looking forward to once again being immersed in the richness of Polish culture, history, nature, and cuisine, as well as living in “John Paul II’s house”.

Joe loves to roll up his sleeves when he gets the chance and take his four kids on adventures outdoors, in Michigan, Krakow, or wherever the Lord brings them.