Joseph Strickland is Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas. He attended Holy Trinity Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1985. Upon the creation of the Diocese of Tyler in 1987, Joseph was incardinated into the new diocese and named its first vocation director. In 1992, Strickland was assigned to study canon law at Catholic University of America where he earned a Licentiate of Canon Law. Bishop Strickland was appointed to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler by Pope Benedict XVI on September 29, 2012.