Name: John Paul Ramirez

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


California State University, Northridge (B.A.), 2009

Loyola Marymount University (M.A.), 2014


Meet John Paul!

My name is John Paul Ramirez. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I do my best to live by this philosophy, “being third”; which simply means putting God first, everyone else around me second, and myself last, or in this case, third. Since 2009, I have had the privilege of working directly with high school teens as the youth minister for my church in Hollywood. Together we learn and experience our faith through religious education, community building activities, community service and simply “hanging out”. I am the proud son of two hard-working immigrant parents, who were able to realize their “American dream”, having all three of their children graduate from college. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Pastoral Theology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In the future, I would like to pursue a career in public service. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling the world, playing and coaching basketball, photography and spending time with loved ones.