Joseph Hollcraft
Joseph Hollcraft

Joseph Hollcraft

Director of the High Calling Program, Instructor

  • B.A., M.A., in Theology (Franciscan University Steubenville)
  • PhD in Theology (Graduate Theological Foundation)
  • Further Studies (Oxford University)

Dr. Joseph Hollcraft has taught at the Middle School, High School, and University level. During that period, Dr. Hollcraft also hosted the radio broadcast, Seeds of Truth, which reached thousands of listeners in over 40 countries. Seeds of Truth radio can still be found as an iTunes podcast. Currently, Joseph Hollcraft is a Professor and Director of the High Calling Program with the Avila Institute.

Dr. Hollcraft is also the author of A Heart for Evangelizing (Emmaus Road, 2016) and Unleashing the Power of Intercessory Prayer (Sophia Institute, 2020). Joseph has been published with and is a regular contributor to The Catechetical Review, the Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and

Joseph earned his B.A. and M.A. from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and received his PhD from Graduate Theological Foundation with studies completed at Oxford University.

Most importantly, Joseph is a devoted husband and father. He lives in Canal Fulton, OH with his beautiful wife Jackie, and their four children: Kolbe, Avila, Isaac, and Siena.

  • Module 13: The Way of Memory/Sending Forth Seminar 2

    Psalm 105:5 tells us to remember God's wonders—His miracles and the judgments He pronounced. God is the essence of goodness, mercy and love. But sometimes, we forget what He has done for us. This module, our closing seminar, will consider the importance of "remembering" and how our memories can serve us in discernment, particularly emphasizing the virtue of hope. Among other topics, we will also reflect upon the nature of time, Christ's words, "do this in remembrance of me," and ways we can better serve the path of remembering what God has done for us.

  • Module 0: The Way of Holiness/Orientation Seminar 1

    God has called us out from the world and into the life of the Church. What does that mean?

    The opening module addresses this question by reflecting on the call of God and the way of personal holiness. God has a specific plan for each of us, but knowing this plan is to take the first step of claiming our sonship in Christ and allowing God to mold our hearts as His own (cf CCC, 2563).