Born in south Alabama, Jon grew up as a ‘missionary kid’ in Guyana, South America, and Grenada, West Indies. Returning to the US when he was 17 years old, he studied English in college and university.
Jon (from Alabama) and Jeanne (from Michigan) met and married in Louisville, KY, in 1990. Then, in 1993, Jon answered the call to ministry, and he and Jeanne served in pastoral ministry in Georgia until 2005. From 2005-2011, they served in missions in Venezuela and Mexico. In 2011, Jon and Jeanne relocated to the Rio Grande Valley, where—since 2014—they have served the church through the Rio Texas Conference. During 27 years of ministry, Jon has pastored eight congregations.
Jon’s passions include discipleship, education, and cross-cultural missions. He also loves his espresso, hiking, and anything ‘beach.’ Jeanne is a 6th Grade ELA-R teacher and has often been active in youth and children’s ministries. Together, Jon and Jeanne have three grown children—Jesse, Megan, and Andrew—and one grandchild (so far!), Santiago.