Marriage & Family Therapist / Spiritual Director

John was working as a Christian in business and active in Willow Creek Church in Chicago when God called him on a great adventure to help plant a church in Pasadena, CA. This led him to study Marriage & Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary, where he met his wife and ministry partner Sungshim.

He served as the Associate Pastor of Marriage & Family Ministry at YNCC church in Los Angeles (a large Korean American church) from 2003 until Oct 2018. In 2018 (Nov) he launched his private practice and also spends time developing resources for Presence + Practice. John delights to make a safe place for servants of the Lord to grow in their apprenticeship to Jesus by sensing God’s comfort and guidance. He has his wife lead a growing number of people seeking to live out the Immanuel Lifestyle. You can learn more by reading their book Joyful Journey or visit their ministry Presence + Practice or Therapy site Loppnow Relationship Center.

In addition to his MFT degree, he has a certificate in Spiritual Direction & Retreat from the Spirituality Center in LA and training in Christian spirituality and brain science from Jim Wilder and Life Model Works. During his Sabbatical in 2014 John participated in an intensive retreat with Bill Gaultiere and a group of pastors which inspired him to pass on Soul Shepherding to other pastors and leaders.

John delights to make a safe place for servants of the Lord to grow in their apprenticeship to Jesus by sensing God’s comfort and guidance. He has his wife lead a growing number of people seeking to live out the Immanuel Lifestyle. You can learn more by reading their book Joyful Journey or visiting their Immanuel Journaling Facebook page.

 


 

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