As Vice President of Culture, John oversees how CIY treats, develops, and takes care of its staff. This includes opportunities for individuals to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally. He also oversees the final product of everything CIY delivers globally to make sure it meets the “CIY cultural standard.” Prior to joining CIY he worked in youth ministry in the local church. He has served 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. He and his wife, Michelle, have three boys, and their family attends Carterville Christian Church near Joplin, MO.