John, along with his wife Christia, made Waynesville their home soon
after they married in 1975.
Graduating from UMR (now Missouri University of Science & Technology) in 1976 with a degree in electrical engineering, John was employed by First State Bank of St. Robert as a loan officer and a few years later accepted an engineering position at Fort Leonard Wood. John earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from UMR in 1991. A registered professional engineer, over the years John has served in many capacities: as the chief of maintenance and engineering at the post hospital; the installation master planner; the senior engineer for programming, design and construction in support of the 1995 base realignment project that brought the Military Police and Chemical schools to Fort Leonard Wood; and as the deputy director for the Chemical Defense Training Facility. John now serves as the
chief of planning and real property for the installation.
The communities of Waynesville and St. Robert have proved to be great places to live, work and raise a family. John and Chris have both served the community in a variety of volunteer and elected position. John served ten years on the Waynesville City Council. John has been a member of several community organizations. John has served as the treasurer for First Baptist Church in Waynesville, and has served as chairman for the University of Missouri Pulaski County Extension Council and the St. Robert Building Code Board of Appeals. John currently serves as treasurer for the Fort Leonard Wood chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers.
John & Chris have one son, Travis, who is a firefighter for the City of Springfield, and two rapidly growing grandsons, Dorian and Spencer.
“Good Samaritan of the Ozarks and Genesis, A Place for New Beginnings, provide greatly needed services to residents of the area, and I am pleased to lend whatever talents God has given me to help these organizations grow and help
even more people.”