Jon has served as the lead pastor at New Life Church for the last eight years. Prior to that, he served New Life Church as interim and executive pastor. Patrice, Jon’s wife, is a music teacher at Bristol Bay Elementary School in Yorkville, IL. Jon and Patrice previously lived in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Missouri. Jon strives to make biblical teaching practical and relevant to a modern hearer. Jon graduated from Evangel University and received his doctorate from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Jon enjoys date nights with Patrice, time with Olivia and David, his two adult children, hiking, golfing, biking, and music. His favorites include German food, “Elf” the movie, and “American Ninja Warriors” the TV series.