An educator and social worker in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, John is presently the Counselor and Disability Coordinator at Lake Erie College, in Painesville, Ohio. In addition, he is in private practice as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director in Northeast Ohio. John holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Lake Erie College, a Doctor of Education from Youngstown State University, and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Haden Institute. John is ordained a transitional Deacon in the Apostolic Catholic Church of the Old Catholic Tradition, working in the area of Social Justice and ministry to the poor. He has served several Ohio parishes as a liturgical musician for many years.