I grew up in Cincinnati, OH, and my wife, Amy, grew up in southwest AZ. I attended Wright State University where I majored in communications. Amy attended Eastern Arizona College where she majored in nursing. While attending seminary in North Carolina I had a summer job as a traveling camp speaker throughout the western part of the United States. During my last summer I met this really cute camp counselor named Amy. Two years later we were married. 

We have 4 amazing children (Abigail, John Jr., Damaris, and Naomi). Our family loves to watch movies, play games, and frequent Chick-Fil-A as much as we can afford. Personally I love soccer, basketball, reading, and spending time with others learning their stories. We are excited about the opportunity to learn, grow, and journey with the saints at Redemption.