Jon Niederbrach is an LCMS pastor’s kid and lifelong follower of Jesus by His grace. Born and baptized in Minot, ND, Jon spent his formative years in a several places around the country as the family served in a variety of churches. Confirmed at Holy Cross Lutheran in Cypress, CA, southern California became “home” where Jon has been based ever since. He has been a member at MCN Cornerstone Congregation Christ Lutheran, Costa Mesa, CA for many years, serving in a variety of lay leadership positions including Board of Elders chairman, emerging leader mentoring, Bible class and small group leadership, capital campaign committees, church marketing and singing in choir.
Part of the rich experience of growing up as he did was spending time with many missionaries from all over the world. Jon has vivid memories of the amazing stories he heard around the dinner table and in worship as missionaries came home on furlough and shared what God was doing in far-flung places. These experiences created an enduring, lasting interest in God’s mission locally and globally. Jon has been blessed to participate in several mission projects including trips to Mexico and China, and leading his congregation’s participation with Mission India.
Jon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. He has more than two decades of experience in business-to-business marketing leadership at organizations ranging from small, family-owned companies to large multi-nationals. Currently self-employed as a marketing consultant, he has successfully helped clients from small startups to Fortune 100 enterprises more effectively tell their stories and engage new and existing audiences.
Jon is married to Miwa, an immigration attorney, and they are blessed with two grown children, Peter and Jaclyn.