John joined the staff team as Executive Pastor in 2019. He serves the leaders of South Park Church by ensuring the shared vision, strategy, staff, skills, style, structure, and systems of the church are healthy, appropriate, and effective. While some of his work spans all the ministries of the church, he specifically oversees the Outreach, Family, and Administrative teams. John's experience as a leadership consultant, pastor, and nonprofit executive have given him a love for developing leaders and helping people become everything God created them to be. He studied Jazz Composition at DePaul University and Christian Leadership at Sioux Falls Seminary. When he’s not speaking, coaching, or hanging out with a great staff team, you can find John at a café in the area playing piano with his jazz trio, reading a gripping novel, or debating whether or not people can fly in heaven.