Pastor John served as chair of the Ad Council and Finance Committee at Waterloo UMC for many years, preached as a Certified Lay Speaker and completed the requirements to become a Certified Lay Minister in 2015. John contributed three years as a CLM, preaching one Sunday each month at Montville UMC. He served as District Lay Leader for the Skylands District From 2014 until June 30, 2018 and has enjoyed an active role in many Lay Leadership support activities. Pastor John began as a Local Pastor at Mt. Fern on July 1, 2018.