John is retired from his career in business, including 29 years in Human Resources at Pfizer Inc in New York City. His primary responsibilities were in training and development positions, where the themes of programs concentrated on:
Bridging gaps—generation gaps, racial gaps, gender gaps, etc.
Thinking clearly—processes for diagnosing and solving problems, making decisions wisely, planning effectively
Leadership and Supervision of others
He also was Director of a major project to develop a proprietary HR and Payroll Database System, and was an early adapter and visionary in using the company’s intranet to deliver information and other services directly to employees. Attended Carleton College, Northfield, MN, majoring in Political Science (AB, 1963). Graduate school first at the East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, (MA, 1967), followed by Union Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1970). With his wife Katherine, John is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, where Katherine was the founder and director of the Center for Faith and Work. Together, they recently founded and led New City Fellows, in Raleigh, NC, and are active with such initiatives as Theology of Work (TOW) and Made to Flourish.