Fr. John hails from Kerala, India. He met a Franciscan at the age of sixteen in the religious class, and he fell in love with Franciscans. Fr. John attended minor seminary at Nirmalaram Minor seminary in Kerala. He professed Solemn Vows in 2000 and was ordained in 2001. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Faculty of St. Joseph Seminary, Managalapuzha, Kerala. He obtained Masters in Literature in 2007. And in 2020, he completed his Doctorate in Theology from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Kentucky.
For ten years, before he arrived in Louisville, Fr. John served as the Director of Publications, Editor of Amalolbhava, a vernacular magazine Definitor, and Director of Retreats. He arrived in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2010. He co-founded a young adult program(YAFraM) in Louisville, which celebrates a decade of the ministry. Currently, Fr. John works as the Campus Minister at Bellarmine University and Sacramental Moderator of Holy Family. He has a close connection with more than 300 young adults in Louisville and thousands of young adults in all around the world. He has a passion for ministering to young adults.
In addition to his work at Bellarmine University, he has also been involved in giving students a global perspective by teaching in IDC and Theology departments and taking students to visit India to learn about culture and religions. Fr. John is known for his hospitality and kindness. He won Bellarmine’s Hospitality Award 2016.