John’s life has come full circle bringing him back to Chandlers Valley, where he was born and raised, and to Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, where he attended and was confirmed as a youth. He has been actively involved in lay ministry in churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Both he and his wife, Glenna have lived in various countries around the world, most recently serving as missionaries in Tanzania for 5 ½ and 7 yrs respectively, where they met and were married. Since returning from Africa in May 2011, they have made Hessel Valley Lutheran Church their home.
As Assistant to the Pastor, John currently teaches the adult Sunday School class and preaches as necessary when Pastor Nancy is away. Glenna also participates in various church programs.