John Meyer

Senior Consultant 


John Meyer is a nonprofit leader specializing in strategic growth opportunities, philanthropy, and effective leadership in the Catholic Church.  With a background in commercial real estate, John has applied his unique skillset to advise Catholic organizations on how to use assets to serve mission and evangelization efforts more efficiently and effectively.

Since 2014, John has served as the Executive Director of the Napa Institute, a nonprofit that empowers Catholic leaders to renew the Church and transform the culture. Under his leadership as executive director, the Institute increased its summer conference attendance by 300% while expanding into a wide variety of new events and experiences. John helped make the Napa Institute one of the most recognized, respected, and effective Catholic organizations in the United States working with thousands of leaders including bishops, benefactors, business leaders, and politicians.

John is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame’s Fitzgerald Institute of Real Estate where he works with the Church Properties Initiative studying ways to better utilize Church assets. 

In 2007, John cofounded Capital Commercial Real Estate, a brokerage firm in Illinois where for 7 years he specialized in single tenant retail development.  Prior to that he was with Millennium Properties in Chicago working as a broker on industrial, multifamily, and retail investments.    

John serves on several nonprofit boards and advisory boards including the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), the Museum of the Bible, Belmont Abbey College, the John Paul II Life Center, and the National Eucharistic Congress.

John holds a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.  John, his wife Kristin, and their adopted son Noah live in Orange County, California.

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University of Notre Dame | EMNA

University of Illinois | Economics