John Burkholder

Prison Ministry Pastor

John and Rita met in 1982 in Seattle and were married in St. Paul, MN in 1983.  They have two sons.  Rita heard God’s calling in 1987 and convinced John to start attending Northshore Baptist Church soon thereafter.  John earned his Master of Theological Studies degree in 2003.  He came on staff at Cascade in 2001 as an administrator and became Pastor of Prison Ministries in 2002 serving the inmates at Monroe Correction Complex.  Rita is a teacher and lay counselor in the Women’s Ministry and she is also currently the head of the Bridge of Hope Ministry.  God has fulfilled the desires of their hearts by allowing them to serve Cascade Church and the community of Monroe.