After growing up in the Minneapolis area of Minnesota, John followed the call God placed on his heart to begin training for a life of ministry by attending Bethel University. John majored in Biblical and Theological Studies and also attained a minor in Reconciliation studies, setting his heart on fire for Christian education, discipleship, and racial justice. After graduating, John served in multiple capacities with kids including teaching and mentoring children in under-resourced areas of North Minneapolis and St. Paul. Shortly after getting married, John and his wife Bobbie Jo moved to Chicago in the summer of 2020 to begin studying at North Park Theological Seminary where John is currently working towards his Master of Divinity. When not studying theology or teaching kiddos about Jesus, you can find John at a brewery, talking about current events, exploring Chicago or catching a baseball game.