John grew up in the college town of Columbia, Missouri, playing soccer and watching Mizzou football games. His faith journey began at his high school youth group where he first experienced God in a powerful way. After high school, John had a strong desire to serve the Church and chose to attend Benedictine College, a strong Catholic college in Atchison, Kansas.
At Benedictine, John encountered Saint Paul’s Outreach and met great men and women who were passionate about their faith. He spent a summer doing service work in Detroit, was involved in countless retreats, and lived in a Saint Paul’s Outreach Household. John graduated from Benedictine with a degree in history in May 2013 and is excited to serve the Lord for an extended period of mission. His feels blessed to have the opportunity to share the love Christ has revealed to him with college students so that they, too, might experience the joy John has found.