Fr. John is a husband, a father of five, and a priest for the Eparchy of Parma. He has an M.Div. (summa cum laude) from the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in art with a minor in religion from Wabash College. He has a lifelong interest in the arts and before he was a priest he worked as a custom picture framer for fourteen years. In 2014, he was ordained a deacon by Bishop John Kudrick and, in 2017, he was ordained a priest by Bishop Milan Lach.