Those who know John Landgraf will often call him a Renaissance man.
He has been a therapist, author, professor, musical director, hospital chaplain, public speaker, higher education administrator, convener of workshops and retreats. John believes counseling is a much an art as it is a science. He has counseled hundreds of individuals and couples regarding identity, lifestyle issues, and career development. He has taught at UC Berkeley, the Graduate Theological Union, Fuller Seminary and Central Seminary. He has been a people helper since his college days and a professional counselor for 40 years.
John soloed on piano at age 12 with the Detroit Symphony, at 14 he toured Europe performing, at 16 graduated from high school as valedictorian, at 21 from college ready to make his living as a musician. A decade later he received his M.Div. degree, and subsequently his Ph.D. in pastoral psychology. He has never stopped reading, writing, and making music. He looks upon “retirement” as “reinvention.” He believes that to move forward in newness of life, marriages need to reinvent themselves. As do individuals. Says John, “Whether I’m in the 3rd/3rd, the 4th/4th, or the two-minute drill, I’ll play the game of life all I’ve got, heart, soul, mind and body – with emphasis on play, ‘cuz if it isn’t any fun it isn’t worth doing.”