John is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He served as Associate Pastor at the Garden City Community Church, Long Island, and was called to be our pastor in 1986. His wife, Judi, was a teacher in The United Church Nursery School and the church’s children’s choir director. John retired in June 2022 and was honored with the title Pastor Emeritus. He returned in December 2022 to become the church’s Interim Pastor. Judi and John have been married for 44 years and are proud of their family: their daughter, Kelly and granddaughter, Everly; their daughter, Samantha and son-in-law, Julien and grandson, Luca; their son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Melissa.