After growing up in Northern Ontario and New Mexico, John completed his undergrad in music at Northland College in Wisconsin. An additional year in the Jazz Studies program at Humber Lakeshore brought him to Toronto where he taught instrumental music, geography and history at Queensway Christian College for six years. While the final few courses of his theological studies are currently on hold during this busy season, he is hoping eventually to complete his Master of Divinity through Grace Bible Theological Seminary. John and his wife Bridgett live in Waterloo, and have five children. John loves the way music and liturgical elements in a Sunday service can be used both to tell the gospel story and to give expression to our desire for God's active presence in the life of His Church.