John Opalewski is a graduate of Oral Roberts University. He is an ordained minister, and author of Pastor Disaster: Confronting the Growing Crisis among Church Leaders; Unshakable You: 5 Choices of Emotionally Healthy People; and Putting the Good in Goodbye: A Healthy Conversation About the Comings & Goings of Church People. He has served as an associate, campus, and lead pastor, and has held multiple leadership roles in the business world. John’s experience as a leader in both the church and business arenas has made him a sought-after international speaker, consultant, and mentor.
John, and his wife Laura, founded Converge Coaching in 2013.
The issue of LGBTQ inclusivity in the United Methodist Church was supposed to be settled at that denomination's General Conference this year. However, the pandemic has delayed the conference and an inevitable schism.