John Evans is a native of Modesto, CA and a long-time community volunteer who serves on multiple nonprofit boards. John retired from his family telecommunications business in 2001. He and his wife Wendy received the Patty Stone Philanthropist of the Year award in 2012, in recognition of their many years of service to Modesto and Stanislaus County.
John has been working to build an innovative corps of collaborative Christian leaders in Modesto and Stanislaus County throughout his life. He bases his vision for a transformed city on the work of Nehemiah. Currently he leads the Jobs Cohort in Modesto to create good jobs and to work with those in poor communities in job preparation.