Hi, I am John. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have always enjoyed hiking into pristine high lakes, swimming in rivers, spending time at the beach and pretty much doing anything outdoors. In the mid 70’s, I moved to Portland where I met my wife, Dodie, and we are blessed with two beautiful daughters.
While attending Oregon State University, I was introduced to Jesus, and that began what is now a 35+ year love relationship with the Lord. I worked in the business world for 20 years and then served in ministry traveling in and out of Russia for 12 years.
I currently serve on the Global Partnership Team, as well as on the Elder Team. Our faith community blesses me, and I love that we are committed to “helping others follow Jesus together.”
Hobbies: traveling/experiencing different cultures, working on our beach home, hiking