John is a Beaverton native and, together with his beautiful wife Kelly, has two daughters Jace and Cleo. After many years in Los Angeles they began attending Village in early 2012 and shortly thereafter John came onto staff as a Director, overseeing Village University and the Asian-Am. Ministry. In June 2014 John came aboard as a Pastor at which point he began to oversee the Life Group ministry as well. John brings an M.A. in Philosophy from USC and another in New Testament from Biola University, and an inextinguishable fire for quality education in the Church. His life verses are Mk. 8:34-35 and Rom. 12:2. His quirky interests include table tennis, Rubik’s cube, and pen-spinning. His totally ridiculous fantasy is playing the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera. On the side John also works as a licensed tax consultant and an adjunct professor of philosophy at Multnomah University.