Joseph T. Benton
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
Province: USA Central and Southern
Joseph, 21, graduated from the University of South Carolina last spring with a bachelor’s in business administration. He was active in FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and at the St. Thomas More Church on campus. He had read about the Jesuits as a child, and his interest solidified when, on a mission trip to Haiti in 2018, he realized the importance of missionary work. In his free time, Joseph reads, travels and sings Irish and Cajun folk songs.