John and Colette were married in 1979 and have three boys and one daughter and three Grandchildren. John left his job as a Research Scientist with Kimberly-Clark in 1990 to serve as Senior Associate Pastor of a large and growing Evangelical Church in Appleton. As a Governing Elder and Executive Director of Community, John oversaw the Prayer Ministry along with many other Pastoral and Leadership responsibilities. John has been a Servant Leader for the Prayer Movement in Northeast Wisconsin for over 25 years. In 2011, John became the Wisconsin State Facilitator of City and Community Ministries for The Table Coalition, formerly Mission America Coalition.