Deacon John Green & Carolyn Green

In 1990, John founded Emmaus Ministries, an outreach to men involved in prostitution in Chicago. He served as Executive Director of this work until 2010 at which time he and his family moved to Ohio and entered a long period of elder care for John’s aging and dying parents. Our Sunday Visitor published John’s book “Streetwalking With Jesus: Reaching Out In Justice and Mercy” in 2011 and in 2014, the Greens opened Cafe O’Play, a place of respite and fun for families. In 2021 John went on staff with the Evangelical Catholic assisting Catholic parishes in developing sustainable movements of evangelization and discipleship. Carolyn and John were married in February of 1993. For many years Carolyn toured the midwest as part of the singer/songwriter duo “GreenChoby”and released 5 recordings of original music. She has been a singer-songwriter, worship leader, urban missionary, online fitness coach, and entrepreneur. But most importantly, she has been a wife to her husband John for over 29 years and a mother to four children, now aged 20, 18, 16 and 14.