John was saved at a young age in his parents Sunday School class, and then later received assurance of his salvation at the age of twelve. Erica was saved in her teenage years at The Wilds of the Rockies youth camp.

Both John and Erica received their Bachelors in Humanities at Maranatha Baptist University, where they also met. They were married soon after graduation and served the Lord full time at Camp CoBeAc in Michigan for four years.

In the spring of 2015, the Lord prompted their hearts to move to Westfield, where John serves as the Assistant Pastor and oversees the youth group. They thoroughly love the people and the ministry opportunities God has given them there.

Both John and Erica enjoy sports and the outdoors. They love time with friends, football, rugby, white-water rafting, ultimate Frisbee, roller coasters, hiking, Chick-Fil-A, history, good coffee, laughing with their son, Malachi, and playing with their dog, Chief.