John J. Norton is co-founder and director of the Around-the-World (ATW) Semester program at Concordia University Irvine. The goal of the ATW Semester is to introduce students to global mission work, as well as to instruct them in thoughtful cultural engagement. John also serves the university as Professor of English and department chair. John and his wife Erica run a nonprofit organization called Bose Road Ministries that designs and leads high-impact educational experiences for churches and schools. With their three kids, Jack, Naomi, and Sheffield, John and Erica have led over 100 university students on international academic and missionary adventures all around the world.