rior to joining the Hope for Orphans team in 2007, John enjoyed a career in film and television production, as a writer, associate producer, production coordinator, and more. Among his writing credits are the award-winning feature film Midnight Clear (script editor), the 1999-2007 Movieguide Awards Shows (Christian Film and Television Commission), as well as a monthly column for CCM Magazine. In his spare time, John stays actively involved in foster care ministry in his church and community.
John is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BS in Business Administration), and of Regent University (Masters in Communications). John married Terri (a former teacher and current stay-at-home mom) in 1988. John and Terri have adopted five children from the Los Angeles County foster care system – Ashley, Chris, Anthony, Aruna and Hallie and are members of Grace Brethren Church (where John serves as an elder) in Long Beach, CA.