Fr. John hails from a large, devout Catholic family. Originally from Southern California, he completed studies at Catholic elementary and high schools in the Los Angeles diocese. He felt the priestly vocation at a very young age, eventually joining the Legionaries of Christ seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut in 1991. Fr. John subsequently studied abroad living in several European countries. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy in 1996. From 1996 to 2000 he did his internship in multiple European countries and Mexico assisting various priests with youth work, evangelization, and vocational promotion. In 2003 he received his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and was ordained a priest in December of that year. From 2003 to 2011 he served as Dean of Studies at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Colfax, California teaching multiple subjects. Returning to Europe that year he completed a Master’s degree in Dogmatic Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in 2013. Fr. John then served as Chaplain and Catholic Formation teacher at a Regnum Christi school in Mexico. Returning to the United States he completed a Master’s degree in the Psychological Sciences from Divine Mercy University, in Arlington, Virginia in May of 2017. He then served for a year as administrator of LC Pastoral Services in Cupertino, California. Fr. John currently serves as a middle school Catholic Formation and Language Arts teacher at Everest Academy in Lemont.