Fr. John became Pastor of St. Luke Parish on August 11, 2012 after being Headmaster at Venango Catholic High School and Administrator at Our Lady Help of Christians in Oil City, Pennsylvania for 13 years. Being raised in Erie, Fr. John graduated from Clarion State College in 1980 and taught for seven years at St. Mary's School in Erie before entering the seminary in 1987. He is a graduate of St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. Fr. John was ordained April 23, 1993. He was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish and St. George Parish in Erie, before beginning his time as Headmaster at Venango Catholic.