Maturing in Marriage


John Withers has been in Pastoral Ministry for over twenty-five years. He is currently the Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church in South San Francisco. John enjoys assisting people in taking back control of their life. He works at assisting them to recognize the choices they have made that are currently no longer beneficial to their well-being, but work towards a process of change. Together they develop strategies whereby the individual(s) life can become more rewarding and productive. He assist couples, families, and individuals in resolving conflict, while establishing boundaries in order to effectively communicate. With his acute active listening skills, he is able to work with couples and individuals alike in premarital counseling—helping them to understand the many stages of marriage, the expectations of their relationship, some of their own personality traits, as well as their spirituality…all while trying to establish a sense of self for the individual.

John received his Bachelor of Art in English Literature with a Minor in Speech and Communications from San Francisco State University. He then went on to complete his Master of Divinity in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. In addition, John holds an M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

Vince & Lori Conroy have been happily married since 1981 and have three adult sons. Lori earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a private practice in Marin County, California. You can learn more about Lori by visiting her web site at Vince has a long career as an entrepreneur and executive in the high technology industry of Northern California. Up until recently Vince was was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a major IT solutions provider based in San Francisco. As a bi-vocational leader, Vince continues to work in the technology sector while pursuing a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Menlo Park, CA.

Vince and Lori have attended New Life Christian Center in Novato since 1986, where they also serve in various lay leadership capacities including marriage and family.

World Conquerors Church

Address: 12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, CA 94619

Phone: (510) 530-7777