Originally from Story City, IA, Jon graduated from Waldorf College in Forest City with a degree in Electronic Communications and from Bethel Seminary with his Master of Divinity. Jon's experience includes youth, college, young-adult, worship, church planting and camping ministries throughout Iowa and Colorado. He has spent seven summers and two full years on the program team at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp in Story City, eventually starting a young-adult/drama ministry called AWAKEN that toured the Midwest for seven years. Jon is married to his wonderful wife Tiffany who serves on the Hope Des Moines staff and they love doing ministry together! They have two children: Caleb and Everly.
Jon is passionate about Jesus, building relationships, organic/entrepreneurial ministry, and new ways of being the church. Leading Hope Des Moines is a daily adventure of discovering what God is doing in the city, and leading others to follow God's heart. An avid sports fan, Jon loves a great round of golf, basketball game, or outdoor adventure!
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