Joe is a leader and advocate for social justice and brings strong public relations, development, fundraising, and collaborative experience in building community collaborations and partnerships.
He has a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas, USA, and a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, USA. He is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree with Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Joe is co-author of Our Family Outing: A Memoir of Coming Out and Coming Through, written with his former spouse, Rev. Leigh Anne Taylor. The book is a unique, two voice narrative of a gay man and straight woman and their journey through marriage, children, coming out, divorce, healing, reconciliation, and creating a new way of being family.
Through his life-long work in equality, Joe works every day to create a city where all are welcome and can thrive regardless of gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, health, physical ability or religion.
Come hear the story of Joe Cobb, the Vice Mayor of Roanoke City who works every day to create a city where all are welcome and can thrive.Pickle Lounge Mrs. Juliet J. Lowery, OMA false MM/DD/YYYY