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John Miller

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John A. Miller grew up on a farm in Orange Township, the 5th generation to live there.  He attended Orange High School and graduated from McPherson College with a degree in agriculture and science in 1965.  Following graduation, he returned to the family farm and also taught science at Edison Jr. High in Waterloo. During the 70’s and early 80’s he did training in group dynamics and worked with many organizations helping with their group interactions.  In 1986 he became Congressman Dave Nagle’s District Administrator and in 1994 was chosen by President Clinton to be the FEMA Region VII director.  He was elected in 2004 to the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors serving until 2017. He is a certified celebrant and a Commissioned Lay Minister for the Cedar Valley Unitarian Universalist church.

“I have been working with people in many different aspects my entire life.  Working with people who have lost a loved one, helping them put together a meaningful service is just another way of working with people.  It is very rewarding to help people who do not have an organized religious home say good bye to someone they love.”

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