Deacon John Manera and his wife Laura have been married for fourty years and after the tragic loss of two children and three miscarriages, have been blessed with two surviving children, William and Anna.
Deacon John Manera was ordained in October 2012 and holds diplomas from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Pastoral Ministry and Deaconal Studies. Additionally Deacon John is a certified Marian Catechist. He is currently assigned to St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Lake Orion Michigan.
Professionally, he recently retired from Dell Technologies where he served the Information Technology industry for over forty years. John was as Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Dell. His expertise is in leadership and being a trusted adviser guiding people and businesses through complex information systems architectures and emerging technologies.
With a strong desire to share the faith he has developed many seminars and talks focused on marriage, integrating pro-life Christian values, family survival and spiritual leadership in today’s humanistic world. These subjects have been the focus of various speaking engagements at parishes, Marian Conferences as well various Men’s conferences in the Archdiocese of Detroit.