Date Listed: 7/2/03 (1/20/2011
John R. Hollon
2 W Meadow Ln
Bedford, TX 76021
H: (817) 283-1930
C: (469) 585-6320
Bellarmine, BA, Center for the Study of the Family, Louisville, Ken., MFC
Drug Abuse Center, Louisville, Council on
Drug Abuse Control, Richmond, Ithaca Alpha House Center, Ithaca, Memphis
Correctional Center, Memphis, Software Labs, Euless, TX, Excel
Nancy Wachter, Cincy--Mt. Adams group.
Have two sons; Mark, born 1/13/72 in Louisville, & Josh, born 1/1/73 in
Richmond (w/Norbie's help). All Fantastic & Amazing, in my opinion.
Boy, what a hoot! I am soooo glad that y'se guys saved this.
Great times, great memories.
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Date Listed: 5/15/2011
420 4th St. S. #509
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Masters from St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, MI in 1982, including
spring semester 1981 in the Holy Land, the Galilee, Holy Week in Jerusalem, 5 days to Mt.
Sinai, studies at Tantur Institute, the road to Hebron.
I spent several years working as a Religious Education Coordinator in parishes in Texas
and then Michigan. After we moved to Florida, I was a recreation activities professional in long-term
nursing care facilities. I retired in 2010.
In addition, to my wonderful years among your marvelous personalities, the late Bp. Ken Untener,
Saginaw, was first my graduate seminary rector, and then my bishop. He was the closest thing I have met to a "saint".
And of course, there is my lover and life-companion, Doug Nederveld.
The perfume of sour mash on the Louisville summer breeze. Honeysuckle blossoms along the path down
to the pool. 'Sleeping' on the roof in the summer to escape the heat. Dan Atkins and "Murder in the Cathedral".
Retreats at Gethsemane and chanting the Office with the Trappists. Fr. Ryan Clancy versus the new rectory edifice.
Cherokee Park at its most verdant. 'Bama' Burns on being discalced: "Toes are repugnant!"
I still hear it in his accent. Zorba-type line dancing in the Barn. Opa! Who were the hearty guys who
slept out on the floating dock during our winter retreat at the cottage? "Bug juice" and afternoon
snacks on the back lawn at St. Paul of the Cross, Detroit. Sensitivity sessions upstairs in the barn.
PDQ Bach in concert at Bellarmine.
When I left the Passionist community, I eventually moved back to Michigan,
but continued my involvement with the church and the charismatic movement. That led
to two years in graduate seminary for the Diocese of Saginaw at St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, MI.
I attained a Masters degree but parted company with the notion of priesthood. I used my degree to
get employment as a Religious Ed. Director first at a parish in Lubbock, TX and then at two parishes
in Flint, MI. That is where I met and fell in love with Doug Nederveld and we have been partners now for
28 years. He had a 30+ year career in prosthetics, owning his own business in Flint. After he sold the
business in the early 90s, we made the move to warmer climes and now live in St. Petersburg, FL. Since
then I had work as a recreational activities professional in long term care facilities, and as a
Grant Assistant for an HIV testing office supported by the CDC and Suncoast Hospice. I retired in Dec. 2010.
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