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. Joe and his wife Suzanne have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Suzanne Stabile, an internationally renowned teacher and director of retreats, offers a unique and creative approach to the practice of Spiritual Formation. A master teacher of the Enneagram, Suzanne draws upon her educational background at Southern Methodist University, as well as her life skills learned as a mother of four, a social worker and a minister’s spouse. Her refreshing teaching style is an unforgettable blend of humor, honesty and authenticity. She and her husband, Joseph, are the founders of Life in the Trinity Ministry and the Micah Center in Dallas, Texas.