John has been fully engaged in the church planting world since 1983. He has served as a strategist, coach, trainer, professor and concept pioneer. He has filled a variety of roles with Stadia since 2004 and came on board full-time in July 2012. As Church Relations Director, John coordinates the direct support of our church planting partners, with a focus on churches planted by Stadia. As a church planting statesman, John’s experience and prolific connections throughout North America are a huge asset for the Stadia family. John and his wife, Leslie, live in southwest Florida, where his wife leads an innovative decorative lighting business. They have three married children and six grandchildren.