John comes to Creekwood with an extensive background in both education and ministry experience. He received his master's degree from SMU and his Ph.D in counseling and sociology from the University of North Texas. He served as head pastor of Wylie UMC for 10 years, and he comes to us from Lake Highlands UMC where he also spent 10 years in this urban church serving young families and focusing on developing ministries to best serve and involve them in worship. John’s wife Lynne teaches orchestra at Berkner High School in Richardson. They also have two sons, Patrick and Thomas.