John R. Werst
NW Community Vision


Transforming lives through commitment, character & community

John grew up in the American Midwest, where he attended the University of Missouri, majoring in Political Science, earning a Masters Degree in Public Administration. After serving as Staff Director to the Governor’s Council on Productivity for several years, John took up faith-based work in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri.

While pursuing post-graduate studies in Chicago, John served several years as Honorary Team Chaplain for the University of Missouri football team. In 2003, John relocated to the Pacific NW where he completed a second Masters degree. John and his wife Debbie presently reside near Salem, Oregon, with their four children.

John currently serves as senior staff member of a professional team focused on leadership training and strategic planning, coaching emerging leaders, and helping men discern their ‘next step.’

Through CVI2, John serves as a catalyst for change by consulting with leaders, especially men, in faith communities actively engaged in building intentional, strategic, personal and social, cross-cultural partnerships between organizations, locally and internationally.

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