Jon started his ministry in 1979 as a freshman at Portland Christian High School. He was involved with the worship team and choir. After high school he pursued a music education degree from Mt. Hood Community College and University of Idaho.
In 1990 Jon married Leah and they have two children, Elliot and Molly. Jon worked in the radio and newspaper industry before pursuing teaching in Turner, OR. While teaching he served as a minister of music with West Salem Christian Church, Church on the Hill, and Turner Christian Church.
He went into full time ministry at Stayton Church of Christ in 1998 as an associate pastor while overseeing multiple ministries. After serving there for 7 years, Jon came to Countryside Christian Church as an associate pastor in 2005. Then he took over as the lead pastor at Countryside in late 2014.