John is a graduate of Calvin University and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a founding member of
All One Body, an organization that advocates for full inclusion of LGBTQ+ Christians in the life and
ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. With a degree in English and Secondary Education, John has
spent his career as a technical writer, editor, instructional designer, project manager, and
communications consultant. He worked closely with The Colossian Forum in the development of the
sexuality curriculum for their Colossian Way programming in which participants on differing sides of
difficult questions find common ground in Jesus Christ. He is a member of Fuller Avenue Christian
Reformed Church, where he has served as a deacon and elder, as well as on numerous committees.