Senior Director, Training
John Thomas is responsible for designing and delivering many of our training experiences for CTC, both in New York and in other global cities. He has written and field-tested CTC's Incubator, a transformational training system for urban church planters. His vision is to develop a global cadre of trainers who collaborate in the service of gospel church planting in every city in which we work.
John has been involved in ministry training and church planting overseas, as well as in the US, most recently planting Church of the Redeemer in Atlanta.
John earned a Ph.D. in anthropology with an emphasis in adult education and spiritual formation, and continues to be intrigued by how epistemology, ethos, and cultural values impact the quest to know God and each other.
He is married to Shari, founder/director of Parakaleo, a ministry dedicated to the care and nurture of church planting couples. They live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.