John was born in New Mexico and grew up in the Western Slope of Colorado. John was raised as a Roman Catholic. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1982 with a B.S. in geological engineering and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in the West for several years before returning to school and receiving his master’s degree in civil engineering at University of Utah in 1997. In the providence of the Lord, he came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 32 while living in Salt Lake City Utah and was baptized at the Southern Baptist Church in Bountiful, Utah. John works at a local consulting engineering firm. He has been attending Covenant since 2009.