Joe Butler: Founder/CEO
Joe is husband to Jennifer, the co-founder and art director, and father to Hannah, Micah, and Clara. Joe is an ordained minister and U.S. missionary with the Assemblies of God and has a heart for other families like his own who are impacted by special needs. Joe has a B.S. in Pastoral Ministry from Valley Forge Christian College and an M.A. in Disability Studies through California Baptist University with an emphasis in Disability Ministry. Joe has also worked as a job coach and guest teacher. Joe’s life mission is to see people living with disability being accepted and included in their local communities. Joe believes businesses and churches can become more inclusive by focusing on their Place (i.e., building), People, and Programs/Products. When Joe is not at the Ability Tree home office or traveling and speaking, he enjoys playing sports (from golf to surfing) and sipping on a good cup of coffee. To invite Joe to speak to your staff or congregation, or at a special event or conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 373-6033.