Fr. Joseph Blenkle is a native of Yorktown Heights, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Iona College and a Master of Divinity from Saint Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie. Fr. Joseph was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of New York in 1990. After serving as a parochial vicar to several parishes he was named Pastor of the Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus in Valhalla in 2001 and served their until being named the Pastor of Saint Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill in 2013.