Jon and Tami are preparing to serve in East Asia. Jon is an ordained LCMS pastor and his wife owns a business which manufactures its products in Asia. Jon is preparing to serve two English-language sister congregations in East Asia.
Jon grew up in Missouri, the son of a pastor who served congregations throughout the state. He attended high school at Saint Paul Lutheran High in Concordia, MO, and graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, CA, after study-abroad semesters in both Germany and Mexico. He graduated with an M.Div. from Concordia Seminary and served congregations and schools in Missouri and California, and participated in the development of ministries for both international student and refugee populations. Tami grew up in Belleville, IL, and graduated from Belleville East High School, where she was also the student body president. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University, with a degree in Marketing, and of St. Louis University with a Masters in Public Administration. Jon and Tami have been blessed with five healthy children, who are currently in college or have already graduated. Their home congregation is St. James Lutheran Church in Glen Carbon, IL, where Jon serves on the ministry team while he pursues a Ph.D. at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Please pray for Jon and Tami as they prepare to serve in Asia. Pray they are given faith and wisdom as they carry out their vocations. Pray for their spiritual and physical health, growth and protection. Pray they are given opportunities to share the love of Christ, in word and deed, with their family, friends, and everyone involved in the congregations they will serve.