John Werst

John Werst

Serving in the Pacific Northwest

John Werst primarily focuses on reaching men in the Pacific Northwest through the M2M (Ministry to Men) Network and consulting/training ministry leaders. Projects of the M2M Network include small groups for men (Covenant Groups), the Pacific Northwest Men’s Conference (PNWMC), Mentoring, and Life Coaching. John has both created & supported outreach and discipleship efforts to men, believing men who build their lives on a solid foundation of faith in Christ, who pursue character transformation through obedience and life sustaining habits, and who pursue authentic and supportive relationships with like minded friends—will become servant leaders in their, homes, churches, and communities.

Your partnership, through generous donations to support John (P112JRW) or the Ministry to Men (M2M) Programs (P185M2M) support outreach and spiritual training efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

John grew up in the American Midwest, where he attended the University of Missouri, majoring in Political Science, then earned his MA in Public Administration. He served as Staff Director to the Governor’s Council on Productivity for several years, and a Program Manager within the Office of Administration where he did speech writing, strategy & planning, and staff management work. John then took up faith-based work in Columbia, Missouri where he eventually became a senior leader in a local nonprofit organization. John served several years as honorary chaplain & Life Coach for the University of Missouri football team.

In 2003, John relocated to the Pacific NW where he earned his MDiv from Western Seminary, Portland OR, and joined the senior leadership team of an established faith-based organization.

In 2011 John contracted part-time with CVI2 to launch a broader community transformation focus, the M2M (Ministry to Men) Network. John's community focus includes small and large event planning, coaching emerging leaders, and mentoring younger men in spiritual development. In 2018 John enlarged his pioneer initiative, adding a campus outreach in Portland Oregon and began full-time efforts with CVI2. John completed Certified Professional Coach (CPC) training from an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program. John serves as a catalyst for change through speaking, consulting with leaders, life coaching, and engagement in building intentional, strategic, & cross-cultural partnerships. John and his wife Debbie currently reside in Keizer Oregon. They have 4 children and three grandchildren.

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John R. Werst (P112JRW)

Ministry to Men Programs (P185M2M)