John sees life through the big picture and ignites when discovering a new idea. As a researcher, he dives into topics that cover just about everything from science to economics to history to communication theory. As a problem solver, he works to overcome obstacles faced in cross-cultural ministry through innovative methods of mission practice. As a natural networker, John loves to build relationships and collaborations that make the world a better place. As a teacher, he loves to lead groups through transformative learning experiences. He feels most at home in the city, where he has years of living and working in cross-cultural settings, discipling diverse individuals, and collaborating with a spectrum of urban leaders. John has a B.S. in Psychology from Maryville College and an MA in World Mission and Evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a provisional deacon in the United Methodist Church and an adjunct professor with Asbury Theological Seminary.