Father John, a native of St. Louis, MO, attended St. Joseph Preparatory College. He is also a graduate of Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary in New York where he pursued graduate studies. After he was ordained a Redemptorist Priest in 1968, his mission to the poor truly began. He has ministered in Detroit, Chicago, Tucson, Missouri, Oregon, and Indiana and several universities throughout the country. He has also served overseas.
Father John’s life work has centered on the upliftment of youth and those who are financially challenged. Specifically, he co-founded a national ministry in public schools to develop positive values and spirituality that is still in operation to this day.
Father John joins Cross Catholic Outreach to further his commitment beyond U.S. borders by serving the poorest of the poor in developing nations.