Availability Accepting new directees either in person or online
Training and Experience John served as a pastor at Peninsula Bible Church both in Palo Alto and Cupertino for 34 years, with a major focus on discipling and teaching younger people coming out of college. John retired at the end of 2017 and he and his wife moved to the Monterey Peninsula. At this point John continued to pursue his passion for spiritual formation and direction by formal training with CenterQuest. For the last six years he has been involved on the leadership of SoulCARE, a ministry to pastors and ministry leaders in the greater BayArea and beyond. John also leads group discussions for Fuller Seminary in their Vocation Formation classes.
Denominational Affiliation Currently John is involved the Covenant Church in Monterey and is a member of the Pacific Southwest Conference spiritual director’s network.
Direction Style John delights in simply listening and providing a loving and hospitable presence without judgment for people to talk about their lives and aid them in their spiritual journey.
Personal Information John was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Computer Science. He moved to the SF Bay Area and worked as an engineer for 10 years before entering the ministry full-time. He met Liz when he moved to California, and they have been married for 48 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. John loves sports, follows the Cornhuskers intensely, plays golf, and enjoys working out daily.