John Oliva

John Oliva has been surrounded by college students for most of his adult life. He spent the first half of his career as a university professor and now works as a licensed, professional engineer in the private sector. Along with his wife Lisa and their daughter, the Oliva’s are active in campus ministry and other service initiatives through their home parish of St John's Church and Student Center at Michigan State University. An aspirant deacon, John is in his first year of diaconate formation with hopes of being ordained for the Diocese of Lansing.

Curate Your Own Lenten Movie Marathon

In recent years, the phenomenon of binge-watching cheesy, cliché Christmas movies during the Advent season has really taken off, with Hallmark and Lifetime leading the…