John Koenke serves as Shepherding Development Pastor, eager to connect new members into relationships and opportunities that allow them to flourish in their relationship with Jesus Christ. John frequently is engaged in teaching, mentoring and leadership development both locally and globally caring for HPBC missionaries around the world. Growing up in Michigan, John did undergraduate studies at Cornerstone University, followed by a Master’s at Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctorate from Fuller Graduate School. Sent out by HPBC, John and his wife Carol have served in Asia for more than 25 years bringing the Good News of Christ and His kingdom to the poor, establishing communities of faith and developing leaders. John loves spending time with family, enjoying the outdoors and bicycling when he can.