Jon has been the lead pastor of River Valley Christian Church for 21 years. His desire is to see the Kingdom of God forcefully advance in the St. Croix River Valley and around the World by “Training up the saints to do the work of the ministry”.
In addition to his pastoral role, he is deeply involved in the mission of RVFM (River Valley Fellowship of Ministries) www.rvfm.info , where he serves as President. It’s a platform where his passion for church planting finds its expression. For him, the journey of planting churches is not just a duty but a profound calling to see a network of 24 churches established, beginning in the St. Croix River Valley, by the end of 2027.
He and his wife Debbie have been married for over 36 years, they have built their lives centered on faith, love, and commitment. Family holds a special place in their hearts. Their son and daughter-in-law Ethan and Alyssa and their daughter Talitha, are not only sources of pride but also pillars of support in their life’s journey. Welcoming their first grandchild into their lives has added an extra layer of joy.
Beyond his Pastoral and Church Planting duties, Jon has delved into the realm of writing. His book, “The Time Between Times”, is a reflection on faith, life, and the moments between when God says He’s going to do something and the time He actually does it. It’s an exploration of the spaces between significant events, where growth and transformation unfold.
In all aspects of his life, his relationship with God remains the guiding force. Whether preaching from the pulpit, guiding the RVFM initiatives, or enjoying precious moments with his family, he strives to live out the values that exemplify the life and love of God.