Jon grew up in Hamilton county and is a graduate of Noblesville High School, which helps him relate to families in the Fishers and Hamilton county area. His studies took him to IUPUI and Jackson College of Ministries where he received his degree in Biblical Studies. He has worked at McDonald’s, JC Penney, and landscape design before answering the call to ministry.

Pastor Jon served as an Instructor, Academic Dean and Director of Promotions at Indiana Bible College from 1991- 2004. In 1991 he fell madly in love with Mary; a proud resident of Connecticut and a graduate of Christian Life College in California who worked for the Tupelo Children’s Mansion in Mississippi. Married in 1992, they added Gentry and Risa to their family a few years later and moved to Fishers in 2001. In 2003, starting from a garage sale and a Ladies Bible Study, Life Connections began. Life spent its first five years meeting together at Brooks School Elementary before moving to its current campus on E. 126th street.