Pastor John Tardonia is the team leader for all of Northland's care ministers and works with the church's partners at Discovery Counseling Center and the counseling program at Reformed Theological Seminary, both in the Orlando area. John holds a master's degree from the seminary in counseling, as well as a bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Florida Bible College. John previously was the pastor of Pinewood Bible Chapel in Lantana, Fla., for 18 years. In addition to working in his vegetable garden, bicycling and fishing, John enjoys connecting with and filling the counseling needs of Northland's partners from places such as Ukraine, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and three grandchildren.