John was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Leavenworth, Washington. Upon graduation from High School he joined the Army serving for three years including a tour in Vietnam and attaining the rank of Specialist 5th Class. Eventually landing in Portland, Oregon, John began a nineteen-year career with Kysor-Kalt Panel Systems working his way up from draftsman to Vice President of Sales of the West Coast division. During his tenure with Kysor-Kalt, John attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.
In 1996 John went on a short-term mission trip to Kirov, Russia with East-West Ministries International (EWMI). The objective of the trip was saturation evangelism accomplished by encountering people interested in having spiritual discussions. A short while later, John joined EWMI full time where he served for twelve years making multiple trips to Russia each year. He held the positions of team member, team leader, Church Partnership Director and Director of the EWMI Portland office while with EWMI.
After leaving East-West Ministries, John became Global Partnership (Missions) Director at Greater Portland Bible Church, where he and his family have attended since 1990. He has recently been asked to serve as an Elder in their church providing spiritual oversight and direction.
John joined the Tim Robnett Ministries / ETeam Global team in 2016 as Director of Ministry Operations. He will utilize his spiritual gifts, training and experiences to help grow the ministry and attain the objectives of identifying, affirming, training and mobilizing evangelists around the globe.
John has been married to his wife, Dodie, since 1981 and they have two adult daughters. They continue to reside in Portland, OR.