John serves as our Interim Associate Pastor with a variety of responsibilities including worship leadership, pastoral care, missions, congregational care, and more. John is a graduate of University of South Florida and received his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA.
He grew up as child of the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, FL and heard a call to ministry while serving at Cedarkirk (our presbytery camp and conference center) in his college years.
Following seminary, John served Presbyterian camps in Virginia (Massanetta Springs), South Carolina (Bethelwoods), and Florida; where he most recently served as the Executive Director at Cedarkirk for 13 years.
John is married to his wife of over 20 years, Loli (also an ordained PC(USA) minister who serves as the pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Seffner). They have two teenage daughters, Isabel and Olivia, who fill their lives with lots of laughs. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his girls, watching movies, traveling, swimming, and cooking.