Jon is a Jewish believer in Jesus with a business background in real estate for 25 years.
He has a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University (1970) and later received an M.A. in Theological Studies from Wheaton Graduate School (1981).
Jon became a believer in 1971 after a dramatic encounter with the risen Jewish Messiah, Jesus, concluding a two-year search for truth. He had investigated many of the new age beliefs of the hippie movement in the late 60s.
For the last 39 years, Jon has been passionately involved in personal evangelism to Jewish and Gentile seekers. He conducts many “Messiah in the Passover” Seders for churches and speaks to various groups about the transforming power of the gospel that has changed many Jewish people he knows. He also leads a weekly fellowship group of intermarried Jewish-Gentile couples that meet each week in his home. They study the Bible and explore the diversity of their backgrounds and their unity in the Messiah.
Jon and Tamara live in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis. Tamara also grew up in Indiana and has a nursing background with a nurse practitioner degree and a Masters from Indiana Wesleyan University. They have five children and two grandchildren. Jon is a Ministry Representative for Chosen People Ministries and will be involved in strategic Jewish Evangelism outreaches and also share the vision of practical ways Christians can help reach Jewish people for Messiah.