Face Time with John Williams
Geneva resident John Williams, 70, was at the Batavia Public Library when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Chicago
Pets? A cat named Shadow
Who would play you in the movie of your life? George Clooney
First job? Delivering newspapers
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Second baseman for the Cubs. I did not become that. I became a minister instead.
A book or movie you’d recommend? “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo and the new movie, “Les Miserables”
Favorite charity? Children International. My daughter and I have supported a girl in Ecuador for 10 years.
Do you speak another language? French
Favorite local restaurant? East China Inn in Batavia
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I used to drink in a bar, which was described as a saloon full of characters without character. And now I’ve been sober for 35 years. I am a retired minister from a church in Muskegon, Mich. I do a workshop on weekends at different churches based on the spiritual principles of the 12 steps.