He has a rich background with the United Methodist Church after serving for two years with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville, and three years as a student assistant with the General Commission on Archives and History (2007-2010) while attending Drew Theological School in Madison, N.J. He also served an internship with the General Board of Church and Society in New York, N.Y. in 2008-2009.
A magna cum laude graduate of Gettysburg College (B.A.) and Drew University Theological School (M.Div.), Strausbaugh says, “I am looking forward to being able to work directly with constituents and to help continue and expand ministry to men in The United Methodist Church. It is vital to our work of ‘making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world’."
“Joseph brings to us some wonderful skills in working with data, but also brings great interpersonal skills and a unique knowledge of the UMC at a local and national level,” said Gil Hanke, top staff executive of the General Commission on United Methodist Men. “Additionally, his very strong academic credentials are clearly applicable to the mission and ministries of the commission.”