John serves as the Pastor of Worship and Arts. His role has many facets: he leads the worship ministry for our Sunday services, develops and mentors worship leaders, arranges and composes pieces for choir and instruments, interviews and auditions worship team members, encourages and works with volunteers to ensure the expression of artistic gifts in the Tenth community, leads and hosts a pastorate for people involved in worship and arts, and plans and leads special invitational services and concerts.
John is a conductor, composer, arranger, and pianist/keyboardist. He has a Master of Music from the University of Washington in Choral Conducting, and previously studied jazz in Montreal at Concordia University. He loves music of many different styles, and is passionate about glorifying and worshiping God through artistic expression. John previously taught music at college and high school levels, and served as a Music Director in several churches. He has also released a CD entitled Shades of Green which has been broadcast by the CBC and internationally. He and his wife Dorothy have three kids.
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