Jon wears multiple hats around Zionsville UMC. His primary role is Director of Youth Ministries. In this role, he is responsible for planning and leading all activities for 7-12th graders and their families. He plans and leads weekly youth group, mission trips, and service projects; recruits and leads volunteers for Sunday School, small groups, and trips; and visits with youth families in their homes and in the community.
Recently, Jon has taken on the responsibility of Director of Communications for Zionsville UMC. He is responsible for managing the websites of the church, Children's Learning Program, and the ROCK Before and After School program; overseeing the updating of the church app; serving as a point person for people inside and outside the church regarding how and what information is distributed; and photographing Sunday mornings, mission opportunities, VBS, and other church events.
Jon is married to the lovely and talented Jenny Ellegood. They have been married for 10 years but their adventures together have been going on for almost 18 years! Life together has brought two degrees each (BA Sociology and Masters of Divinity for Jon and BS Biology and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies for Jenny); moves to Ohio (twice), Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana; and a love for enjoying the simplicities of life.
Together, with their three children (Caleb, Leah, and Abby), Jon and Jenny enjoy the excitement of homeschooling, exploring local and state parks, walks in their neighborhood, and movie nights!
Jon's interests include black coffee, dark chocolate, photography and design, board games, and trying to stay motivated enough to one day run a marathon.