Father Joseph J. Lobo hails from Badyar. He was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore in 1998. In his early priesthood years he served as an Assistant Parish Priest at St Sebastian Church, Bendur. He was appointed as the Vocation Director of the Diocese of Mangalore in the year 2000. He also served simultaneously as the Director of Gladsom Home, a home for Seminary candidates who study PUC studies, and mentor of college seminarians. From 2003 through 2009, he served in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, USA as an Associate Pastor at the Parish of St Raphael in East Meadow.
Father Joe obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from St Joseph’s Seminary in Mangalore, India (affiliated with Urbaniana University, Rome) and a Master’s in English Literature from The Karnataka Open University, Mysore. He also holds Master’s degree in Business Administration from Molloy College, New York, USA.
Having served a year as Designate Director at SJEC, he was appointed Director on 19th May 2012 taking charge of his office from the founding Director, Father Valerian D’Souza.