Rev. Joseph Kraker is the pastor of St. Vincent Church in Akron, Ohio. He was ordained a priest in 1964 and served as an associate pastor at St. Jude Parish in Elyria, Ohio, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Cleveland, and pastor of St. Timothy Parish in Garfield Heights, Ohio before coming to St. Vincent in 1994. Vinnie came to St. Vincent Parish in 1998. His previous history is largely unknown, as is his precise pedigree. He arrived at the tender age of six weeks, and has since become an integral part of the parish household. A quick learner, Vinnie soon learned the duties of a church dog, and enjoys all the attention given to him as such.