Joe Ho was born into an immigrant family in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised in the Cincinnati Chinese Church. There he became a Reds fan, a Bengals fan, and a Christian, not necessarily in that order. After earning a BS in biomedical engineering from Duke University and a brief stint in cardiac research, he has been on staff with InterVarsity since 1994. Joe has and MA from Reformed Theological Seminary, with a thesis on James D.G. Dunn and the Social Function of the Law, which is much more interesting than it sounds. He currently lives in Austin, TX with his wife, Traci. They have three children, two college-aged (Kaylee, Daniel) and one in high school (Christopher), as well as two cats.