A foundation of faith that launched him into a life of fruitful ministry
Jon’s ministry life began in Calvary Church where he grew up in Los Gatos, CA. God used the ministries and people of Calvary to lay a foundation of faith that launched him into a life of fruitful ministry.
After graduating from Biola University, Jon served as the Middle School Director for Calvary. He then was called to Hawaii to launch a youth ministry from the ground up at a church plant on the island of Oahu, before transitioning to become the Pastor of Ministry Development. Jon received both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from Western Seminary in Portland, OR. Over two hundred people helped support his extended ministry preparation during his seminary years.
Following seminary, Jon became the Lead Pastor of Grace Church where he served for 16 years. Under Jon’s leadership, the church transitioned from a small traditional church to a thriving modern church reaching a diverse community for Christ. With decades of experience in ministry across numerous different contexts, Jon joined the ENCOUNTER staff in August 2022.
The Field Family
My wife Amy is my greatest encourager, friend and ministry partner. She loves to open up her life and our home to help point people to Christ. Amy is truly an amazing woman of God and has the unique ability to connect with just about anyone. She thrives in an authentic community where she is able to experience deep friendships. We have been married for over two decades.
Katie is a junior at Westmont University and studying business. She has never met a dog she doesn’t think is cute no matter how many people might disagree. Jessica is a junior at Biola University and is preparing to become a Social Worker. The only thing that can wake her up to her alarm in the morning is the promise of a great adventure. Joshua is a junior in high school and loves participating in all kinds of sports and hanging out with friends. He has been known to randomly improvise contemporary dance moves. Anytime. Anywhere. As a family, we love to go to the beach, camp, backpack, go to Lake Tahoe and hang out with friends.