John Nunnikhoven's journey with the Lord began in the spring of 1979, when he and his wife Betty were met by the Holy Spirit during Morning Prayers at a Benedictine monastery in Weston, Vermont. The journey has taken many twists and turns through a variety of different denominations and worship experiences, but one of the major re-directions was when John was accepted into the first Centurions class. It was through the Centurions Program that he was introduced into a fellowship of like-minded believers seeking to live out their faith in all aspects of their lives.
Life since commissioning has been anything but the American retirement dream: prison ministry, working to integrate ex-inmates into society, using their home as a halfway house, publishing a daily meditation on the Psalms, publishing a devotional based on those meditations, teaching BWV to civic, political and church leaders, working in the restorative and reparative justice areas, and mowing the grass.
And now, there has been another re-direction as John is accepted into membership in The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.