John is CIY’s senior director of summer events. He joined the ministry in 2008, having previously worked in youth ministry for most of his career. He has been in ministry 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. In his current role he oversees the direction and teams for CIY’s MOVE and MIX programs. He and his wife, Michelle, have three boys, and their family attends Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.