John previously served as CIY’s senior director of summer events and has been with the ministry since 2008. As vice president of culture, John will oversee how CIY treats, develops and takes care of its staff. This includes opportunities for individuals to grow spiritually, personally and professionally. He also oversees the final product of everything CIY delivers globally to make sure it meets the “CIY cultural standard.” Prior to joining CIY he worked in youth ministry in the local church. He has served at Blooming Grove Christian Church in Palmyra, IL; Manchester Christian Church in Manchester, N.H.; and West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL. He is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College. He and his wife, Michelle, have three boys, and their family attends Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.