John first got involved with OUUC when his youngest son started going to the youth group because a friend of his was going. He helped out with the youth group for a couple of years and then proceeded to expand his involvement — helping out on grounds projects, working with the book sale, and serving as an usher once per month. He also did a This I Believe sermon several years ago. With his retirement, John has more time to serve the OUUC community that he loves and gives him and his family comfort.
Married since 1983, to Cheryl, John has three grown kids, one in college, one in the Peace Corps, and one teaching school in New York City. He has lived in Olympia since 1986 and joined OUUC around 2005, after being a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Olympia. John retired from his State of Washington job in September 2016.
For fun John rows on the water with Olympia Area Rowing. He also participates in triathlons with a friend.