Jon grew up in Clarkston, Michigan and attended Albion College where he studied Philosophy and Political Science. After college, Pastor Jon was called into ministry while working as an intern at Cass Community UMC in Detroit. After seminary, Jon served as an Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s UMC in Rochester, Michigan where he helped launch two worship services and focused on reaching young adults. Before coming to First UMC – Brighton and Whitmore Lake in 2020, Rev. Jon served as an Associate Pastor at Cass Community UMC.
Outside of church, Jon loves biking, walking the dogs, and the Detroit Tigers! Pastor Lindsey and Pastor Jon met at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and were married shortly after their third year of school there. They have two children, Joshua (age 4) and Lydia (age 2).