John was ordained a Presbyter of the Church on December 2, 2006 by Bishop William Paul Mikler. He serves as a Presbyter of the Abbey of St. John in Colorado Springs, Colorado. John owns and manages residential and business property in Fountain, Colorado. He is also a published author. His first book is The Path of Wisdom. John and Boyd are presently collaborating on a book project, provisionally entitled, Becoming A Superhero, a creative book about the process and goal of discipleship. Before his ordination with Basileia, John served the Church in the Baptist tradition. He is now in the process of forming a Basileian initiative that embodies the charism of St. Brendan, the Celtic saint of travelers and the spiritual journey.