John is an apple who has not strayed far from the tree. Born and educated in Seattle, he then moved to Bainbridge Island to raise his family. Trained as a lawyer, researcher and social worker, he initially focused upon family and child rights and then shifted to address the threat of climate change with the belief that faith communities will play a critical role in addressing the challenges of Climate Justice. John is a member of Grace Episcopal, a Greenfaith Fellow, and the Climate Change Director for the Maqasid Institute. John loves this land and its inhabitants and feels lucky to learn ever more about how little he knows.