Jon joined the Pillar Church team in 2013 after 10 years as the Sr. Pastor of First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor, WA. Located in the “none-zone,” where more people indicate no religious affiliation on the national census than nearly any other state in the USA, Jon found it an incredible joy preaching in that context.
Pillar Church was the first church established in the city of Holland in 1847. In the recent past, Pillar experienced significant decline and considered closing its doors. Today, by a wonderful work of God’s spirit, Pillar Church is a thriving, dual-affiliation congregation of both the CRC and RCA denominations. Jon’s heart for reconciliation beats with Pillar’s heart in this way.
Urging the church forward to participate in the mission of Christ in the world is where Jon finds the deepest joy and greatest sense of purpose.
Jon and his wife Kristyn are the proud parents of four daughters, Lydia, Tabitha, Miriah and Ava.