Married 50 years, John and his wife, Teri, live in Mount Juliet, TN. They are parents of two daughters. John has led religious education programs and marriage enrichment at the parish and diocesan level for many years. He has a master’s degree in theology and a master’s degree in counseling. Together with his wife Teri, he served the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Ks as Family Life Coordinators. For 10 years, he supported three parishes in Kansas as a marriage and family therapist. From 1987 to 2011, he worked for two large corporations (Cummings Engine Co. and Caterpillar Inc) as an International Human Resources Manager.
While working in the corporate world, John continued his interest in marriage and family life. In 2008 published his first book Happy Together, the Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage, followed by Blessed is Marriage, a Guide to the Beatitudes for Catholic Couples, in 2010, and in 2014 Joined by Grace, a marriage preparation program that he co-authored with his wife, Teri for Ave Maria Press. In 2019 they published Six Jars of Love, Loving Attitudes to Help Married Couples Reconnect.
At the same time, together with his wife, John developed three marriage enrichment programs widely used in parishes across the USA and in other English-speaking countries: SIX DATES for Catholic Couples, The Beatitudes, and The Virtues. For the past 12 years, John has contributed a monthly column on marriage to several diocesan publications.
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