John joined the full-time Search staff in April 2019. Originally from Longview, Washington, John attended Lee University at Charlotte where he earned a BS in Christian Education and Pastoral Ministries. While at school in Charlotte, he met his wife, Melissa, of 22 years. John has served in ministry for more than 25 years and most of those within the local church. His most recent ministry role was a church plant in Columbus, Ohio that he co-founded over 8 years ago.