Joey Ganio Evangelista, MJ, is an Ilocano Catholic priest from Baguio City in the Philippines. He is a member of the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ), an international religious congregation founded in the Philippines. He has been working at the Malita Tagakaulo Mission (MATAMIS) of the Diocese of Digos since 2011. Before being assigned to MATAMIS, he had two mission assignments abroad, one in the Democratic Republic of Congo and another in Mozambique. In the Philippines, Fr. Joey has worked in Lubang Island, Occidental Mindoro. He holds a BA degree in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, Baguio City, and a MA in Dogmatic Theology from the Maryhill School of Theology in Quezon City, Philippines. Fr. Joey has earned several doctoral units in the same discipline from the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University. He speaks Filipino, Ilocano, English, French, Lingala, Portuguese, Cebuano and Tagakolu.