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About Joshua Castaño

Joshua Castaño. Director, Community Engagement Services Joshua brings to Partners his professional experience as a historic preservation specialist in one of the nation’s most densely and diversely populated communities of Paterson, NJ. There, he helped build partnerships between historic congregations and public institutions, with a particular focus on heritage tourism initiatives that benefited many of the dynamic congregations successfully serving the city’s economically challenged neighborhoods. Joshua also developed a variety of heritage-based public education programs and participated, through research and legislative assistance, in the local landmark designation of historic congregations in addition to formal advocacy on behalf of threatened historic sites. In addition to his work at Partners, Joshua provides consulting assistance and leadership for regional denominational committees and boards within the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultural institutions in the New York metropolitan region. Joshua earned a BA in Art History from Oberlin College where he curated an exhibition on the landmark Robert Venturi-designed addition to the Allen Memorial Art Museum, originally designed by Cass Gilbert.

NEW SOUNDS AND NEW AUDIENCES: Playing and Preserving Brings Resources to Philadelphia’s Historic Churches and Pipe Organs

By |2021-05-12T18:12:44-04:00July 31st, 2020|Arts in Sacred Places Stories|

Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano, performs with the Play On Philly Orchestr [...]

Juilliard-Trained, Cuban-American Organist and Cellist Prepare for Philadelphia Performance at St. Mary’s

By |2021-05-12T18:13:31-04:00November 15th, 2019|Arts in Sacred Places Stories|

Playing and Preserving showcases another unique collaboration, this time betwee [...]