John is an Episcopal priest and a California licensed Marriage and Family therapist. Born and raised in Southern California, John attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon during the '60s. He earned his B.A. with a double major in Philosophy and History.
He attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia from 1967-1971 where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. While in seminary he spent an extra year doing an internship in the office of Senator Philip Hart of Michigan.
John was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in Los Angeles. The first church he served was St. Paul's Episcopal Church, San Diego. After four years he was called to be rector of St. Luke's, Monrovia.
Because of the influence of his dreams, John returned to graduate school to study psychology. He earned his Master of Arts in psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 1979 and was licensed by California to do therapy in January, 1980. While in graduate school John also studied at the C.G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles. He is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
John has been an instructor at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California and at the University of Professional Studies in San Diego. He has been a retreat and conference leader for more than 30 years.
With the publication of Inner Treasure in 1989, John became a member of the Authors Guild of America.
From 1980 until 1994 John was in private practice as a psychotherapist in Carlsbad, Califonia. From 1994 to 2001 he was the Executive Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center of Greater Sacramento. In 1999 he was honored by being named a Sacramento Hero in Healthcare. In 2001 he reestablished his private practice which today is at 9851 Horn Road, Suite 180, Sacramento, California.
John is married to Barbara Lynn (Dunn) and together they have six children and nine grandchildren.