Hello! I'm John
My desire is to support and comfort people along the journeys of life. As a Christian pastor, I am called to journey with you and be one greater than a friend. Touch base if you need resources on chaplaincy, lectures, or speaking.
KANSAS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Senior level chaplain responsible for spiritual care, religious support programs, along with mentoring & supervising chaplain corps personnel. Experience at the battalion, brigade, division, and joint force headquarter levels. Veteran with multiple tours overseas and stateside.
EVANGELICAL FRIENDS CHURCH
Pastor with the Evangelical Friends Church since 2002. Ordained minister with an ecclesiastical endorsement. Experience with multiple congregations in the Mid-America region. Provided spiritual care, support, counseling, teaching, and preaching for the congregation and surrounding community.
BARTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FT. RILEY, KS
Adjunct Professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department. Classes vary each year, but teaching interests include: Christian Spirituality, Ethics, Homiletics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Theology, and World Religions.
Doctor of Ministry
AZUSA PACIFIC SEMINARY
36 hour D.Min. degree in Spiritual Formation & Pastoral Leadership from an Association of Theological Schools accredited seminary.
Master of Divinity
NAZARENE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
90 hour M.Div. degree from an Association of Theological Schools accredited seminary.
Bachelor of Science
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
120 hour B.S. degree in Political Science.
Being a paraclete is how I approach ministry. The Greek word paraclete means comforter, counselor, advocate, director, and guide. A paraclete is one who is "called to our side." One greater than a friend. One who will journey with you, no matter how difficult the path.
American Association of
Evangelical Friends Church
Evangelical Chaplain Commission
International Critical Incident
National Association of Evangelicals
Pastors and ministry leaders have unique challenges, pressures, and stressors that can often feel insurmountable. They can feel alone on a journey full of obstacles that can lead to burnout or leaving the ministry. Clergy care sessions exist to shepherd the shepherds and provide restoration.
LECTURES & TEACHING
Professional academic lectures, roundtable discussions, and teaching forums are available. Subjects can focus on published works, current events, or other items. Advanced notice and early scheduling is greatly appreciated. Topics, formats, and venues can be tailored to your group.
SPEAKING & CONFERENCES
While it can be dangerous to give a pastor the microphone, it can also be a rewarding experience that enables people to engage God more fully. If you need a speaker or a presentation for your next event, email to check availability. Topics, formats, and venues can be tailored to your group.