“I create a world of abundant love and beauty through my art, writing, chaplaincy, and art process workshops.”
John is Chaplain at the Dane County Jail, where he counsels men in crisis. As an artist, he has brought art-making into the jail as a means of personal healing. He has testified in public hearings about the School-to-Prison pipeline, against the abuse of solitary confinement in Wisconsin prisons, and the huge racial disparity in who is sent to prison in our state. He is one of the founders of our local inter-faith social action group MOSES which seeks to reform the criminal justice system in Wisconsin.