Director of the Institute, University Chaplain

Sometimes called the “Metho-Catholic-Rabbi” of Ohio Wesleyan, Jon has dedicated the past 43 years to serving college students with care and compassion as an ordained elder in full connection from the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Jon received a B.A. in public policy and ethnology from James Madison College at Michigan State University, and a Th.M. in Hebraic studies and pastoral care from the Boston University School of Theology. He has done postgraduate studies in higher education administration at the School of Education, University of Michigan; D.Min. studies in campus ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.; and Christian-Muslim studies at Georgetown University. Jon and his wife, Susan, have two adult daughters, both OWU grads.