John was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and has Gino's East pizza running through his veins. Cynthia is a born and bred NorCal/Berkeley girl who truly loves life and people. They've been blessed with 3 children, Krista, Caleb & Kira.
After graduating with a BA in Psychology from UC Irvine, 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. Ministering in churches in Dallas, San Francisco and church planting in Southern California, the Lord brought the family back to the Bay Area in 2014. John loves skiiing, mountain biking, hiking, basketball and pretty much anything that gets him outdoors. During his formative years, one of his most impactful books was a powerful 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.