Pastor John moved to Windsor with his wife, Joan, and two children July 1, 2011 following the retirement of Pastor Roy Jacobsen. Prior to his position as Senior Pastor for Trinity UMC, Pastor John served for 13 years as the Pastor of the Branford United Methodist Church in Branford, CT.
Pastor John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University in 1980, with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Business Management. He received a Masters of Divinity degree from the Yale Divinity School in 1996. He is an Ordained Elder in the New York Conference of the United Methodist Church, and currently serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
Prior to his call to full-time ordained ministry, Pastor John had a successful career in the publishing industry working for Condé Nast Publications, and CBS.
Pastor John loves the Lord and has a passion for proclaiming the Good News. His three top priorities are: God, his family, and the Church.