35 Years Old
Class of 2020
“My life mission is to help people have a good time so that we can get to what really matters and if I can make you smile by following what my moral teachings have taught me, then maybe just maybe it is all worthwhile.”
Joseph Enverga is the Community Engagement radio host for UCB Canada and loves connecting with the community through events and community initiatives.
“I started out running the Soup Kitchen in September 2014. I loved the connections that I was able to make with the community — from the patrons of Soup Kitchen to all of the community partners and volunteers that make organizations like the Soup Kitchen possible,” he said.
He believes his job now at 91.1 FM grants him the opportunity to serve even more of Fort McMurray, which all started April 2019.
In his everyday life, he expresses his passion for family connection at home and inside the church.
“I am heavily involved with the church community,” he said. “I have led the Soup Kitchen and Children’s Ministries, and am now involved in planning and running Sunday Morning services, including overseeing our Livestream.”
During the 2020 spring flood, Joseph shared how his church family immediately came to his aid with tremendous support by providing him with residency and encouraged him to keep positive on the future outcome.
“Immediately after finding out that I was evacuated due to flooding downtown, my church family came to my aid. The Holderness family hosted me for three months, and the Cassell family hosted me for two months,” he said. “Being with these two families daily had given me the encouragement I needed to keep going. They’ve been the manifestation of hope.”
Joseph’s intertwined faith and the teachings with his effort to be fruitful in his own life is what he calls his version of success.
“My life mission is to help people have a good time so that we can get to what really matters and if I can make you smile by following what my moral teachings have taught me, then maybe just maybe it is all worthwhile,” he shared.
Looking to 2021, Joseph laughed, sharing he hopes to ride his “one wheel wearing my onesie around downtown.”
When not engaged with the church or working, the bachelor enjoys a range of things, including; snowboarding, tennis, one wheel, onesies, board games, and making people smile, however he can.