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About jon . . .

I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. I met my wife in high school and our two young boys keep us on our toes. We have a little girl we are adopting from Korea (in process) so we have even more fun and chaos on the horizon!

After school I began my career in counseling, but in 2011 I was called into ministry and joined staff with Willow Creek's North Shore campus. I served as Community Life Pastor overseeing adult discipleship and congregational care. 

I've trained and worked in a variety of settings. Helping people in a hospital, community agency, high school, and the church gave me a broad understanding of what helps people grow and what doesn't. 

I love the moment someone gains insight in what's causing pain. They discover how and why it happens. That's the moment things start to change.