John grew up in a Christian home, and his faith became his own during his junior year of high school. He sensed a call to ministry and was a leader/teacher in the youth group at his home church for the three years leading up to college. He married Dena in the summer of 2013, and they now live in Columbia Heights with their two daughters, Chloe (6) and Makenna (5).
John received a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from the University of Northwestern—St. Paul, and then went on the receive his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is a lifelong learner, and places a great value on team-ministry and collaboration. In addition to his ministry passions, John loves coffee, reading books, and hiking mountains.