Pastor John was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs. After serving in the US Navy for six years, he fell in love with Wisconsin while attending UW-Oshkosh. He then worked as a medical technologist for 20 years in a hospital and clinic setting. During this time, he met the love of his life, Margie, who was an ICU RN and had grown up on a dairy farm. They have been married for 36+ years. Later in life, John could no longer ignore God’s call to the ministry and he earned his Master of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. He then served several churches near Black River Falls. Forced into retirement by an unstable back, John is now a member of St. John’s Church in Saxeville where he participates by writing and hopefully preaching again one day. Pr. John writes both the weekly scripture and his bi-monthly essay "Wrestling with God."