John Click is the Operations Coordinator in the Office for Religious Life (ORL). He supports the facilities, maintenance, upkeep, and management of the various resources within the Office for Religious Life, including Stanford Memorial Church, the Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning & Experiences (the CIRCLE), and Windhover. Religion has long played a strong role throughout John’s life, with both a mother and grandfather serving as members of the clergy.
John collaborates with other ORL staff to organize and supports events hosted by the ORL, including student-led multi-faith events, Memorial Church services, concerts, lectures from both the Stanford and public community, and general University-related events. As Operations Coordinator, he empowers the ORL team through best-in-class practices, imbuing integrity, inclusion, optimism, joy & purpose to the spiritual outreach to the Stanford University community.
Prior to the ORL, John Click worked at the Obama White House as an Information Services Operator within the Office of Management & Administration.
John holds a B.A. in Fine Art, Photography from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. At Earlham College, John studied in a community steeped in the traditions of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), imbibing a lifelong belief in the Quaker tradition of respecting all persons. John continues this pursuit of mutual respect, trust, and happiness in his relationships with all persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, class or religious preference.
John has been working within the hospitality industry for several years bringing with him experience in event coordination, logistics, hospitality and site management. A former volunteer and staffer for Miriam’s Kitchen, in Washington, DC, John finds meaning in the practice of his faith through good works of charity.
A California native & an avid photographer, John enjoys the outdoors, having interned in Yosemite Valley for the Sierra Club after completing a multi-year backpacking trip of the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada with his father.