Executive Director for Awana International Canada
Jon was born in Ontario, Canada and earned his Diploma in Christian Studies at Irish Baptist College in Belfast, Ireland. He then went on to earn his Bachelor of Religious Education at North West Baptist College in Langley, BC and his Master of Divinity at Regent College, Vancouver, BC.
Jon’s ministry background includes serving as a Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor as well as the Director at Pacific Academy Outreach Society. His experience with local church, international development, and parachurch ministries led him to join Awana in 2010. As Executive Director, Jon oversees the ministry in Canada where more than 400 clubs provide a program of evangelism and lifelong discipleship to 46,000 boys and girls each week.
Jon, his wife Debbie and their four children live in British Columbia. Jon has a heart for children and youth ministry and for the church in Canada. He is passionate about the vision to reach more kids in Canada through the Awana ministry.