How many weddings has Jon performed?
Hundreds. He has performed weddings for groups as small as two people (just the bride and groom!) to over 500. He is experienced with weddings representing a diversity of styles, venues, cultures, and spiritual backgrounds.
How did Jon get licensed to do weddings?
Whereas many wedding officiants obtain their license or ordination by simply paying a fee to an organization (especially in California it is easy to become a "wedding minister"), Jon has earned his license through two decades of practical pastoral ministry. He was first licensed in 1991 and later ordained in 2000.
What is Jon's ministry experience?
Jon began full-time ministry in 1989 and has served in a variety of ministry roles. For over a decade he led a large youth ministry in Santa Cruz, reaching thousands of students and overseeing dozens of trained volunteers. He then led a church start-up
in Northern San Diego County, where he served
as the Lead Pastor. Currently he is the Outreach Pastor at a large church in the Silicon Valley.
Jon also has a Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary and is currently working on his doctorate. Jon brings his practical ministry experience into every wedding he officiates.