John and his wife, Nina, fell in love with each other and the Episcopal Church at roughly the same time and were married and confirmed in 1980 in Virginia. They have been blessed with three wonderful young adult children, a fantastic daughter-in-law, and an awesome grandson who was born in December 2016. (Many of you will know Michael and Joanna; Michael served on CCO staff in conjunction with Good Sam. beginning in August 2010 and is now being sponsored for ordination by Good Sam.). Nina and John are particularly interested in mentoring the next generation in spiritual formation and strengthening families while at the same time paying careful attention to the needs of singles and seniors. They also have the gift of hospitality and regularly welcome friends and strangers into their home.