In his role as Regional Market Leader, Jon provides overall leadership to the northeast metro Detroit area, while also working alongside veteran Thrivent financial representative Mark Stanko. A native of Phoenix, AZ, Jon was confused enough to leave the warmth and sunshine of Arizona to attend college at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where he earned a bachelor of Arts degree. Jon graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI with a Master in Divinity Degree. Upon graduating from the seminary, he was called to be pastor at Peace Lutheran Church and School in Hartford, WI. While serving at Peace Lutheran he had the privilege of serving on the board of regents for Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI. Jon has been married for 15 years to his wife Melissa who is a kindergarten teacher and early childhood director at Cross of Glory Lutheran School in Washington, MI. They have been blessed with 4 children (Caleb, Bethany, Kara and Anna).