John, and his wife Suzi, led a YWAM campus for 17 years and have lived in intentional community in the UK for 35 years. They mentor and train leaders in many nations. In 2020, John completed his PhD in education through the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies supervised by David I Smith, Professor of Teaching and Learning at Calvin College and Mark Pike, Professor of Education at Leeds University. John also has a postgraduate diploma in research methods. His research areas include virtue formation in missional communities and distinctively Christian higher education.