John was born and raised a Cubs, Bulls & Bears fan in the suburbs of Chicago (Cubs! Finally!) but on behalf of his wife has grown to love the Giants, Warriors & 49er's. Cynthia, is a NorCal/Berkeley girl and a self-professed lover of all exquisite breads & coffees. It hit them that their 3 kids grew up spoiled (or maybe deprived) in Southern & Northern Cal when their youngest said, "Hmmm, I wonder what its like to experience seasons? Oh well. I guess I can watch it on TV."

After graduating with a BA in Psychology from UCIrvine, John spent a couple of years as a paralegal and in church ministry. Dallas Theological Seminary was John's next stop where he graduated with a ThM in Pastoral Leadership. Spending ministry time in Dallas, San Francisco and church planting in Southern California the Lord brought the family back to the Bay Area in 2014. He loves skiiing, mountain biking, hiking, basketball and pretty much anything that gets him outdoors. One of his most impactful books has to be a powerful, yet simple read by R. Kent Hughes "Set Apart:" 

John's previous work with the persecuted church overseas fuels his heart to bring those of us here in the States to pray for, assist, train & encourage those suffering for the sake of their love of Jesus Christ. Check out Ethnos Asia USA for more info.