John Press

BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION
I coordinate ASAP's project management cycle and lead its communications and marketing efforts, including the production of all printed and electronic publications, the website, social media, and video projects.

SCHOOLING
I have a Bachelor’s degree in History from Walla Walla University and a Master of Science in Community & International Development from Andrews University. In addition, I have completed coursework in the Master of Divinity program at Andrews University.

HOW YOU WERE ORIGINALLY CONNECTED TO ASAP
In 2010, Pastor Martin Kim visited the church I was attending in Portland, Oregon and shared a report on the work of ASAP.  It piqued my interest, and I continued to follow the organization from afar until I arrived at Andrews University in 2016.  Over the next several months, I experienced a growing conviction that God wanted me to get involved with serving the needs of refugees and the unreached.  My wife and I made it a matter of prayer, which set into motion a series of events that led me to begin volunteering at ASAP in June 2017.

WHEN YOU STARTED WORKING WITH ASAP
After volunteering for several months, I officially started working for ASAP in October 2017.

FAVORITE ASAP PROJECT
Because of the impact of Christian education on my life – and since I have three children of my own – the schools that ASAP supports are close to my heart.  Two are particularly special to me: Karen Adventist Academy, which is located in the Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp along Thailand's border with Myanmar, and the Vietnamese Feed and Read School in Cambodia, which helps impoverished immigrant children escape the horrors of human trafficking.

WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK
Outside of work, I enjoy camping, gardening, golfing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with my wife and children.

YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE TEXT
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

John Press

Associate Director
Phone: 269-471-3026