Father John earned a bachelor’s degree in natural resources, parks and recreation management at the Ohio State University. Then moved west to Washington State, where he studied theology at Seattle University. He then returned to his home town, Sylvania, Ohio where he first met the friars on a Teens Encounter Christ retreat. Since that TEC Retreat he could not shake his call to be a Franciscan priest. Father John is a part-time Associate Pastor and part-time Vocation Director and thrilled to serve at Our Lady of Consolation Basilica & Shrine.