After two and a half years at St. Johns, Rev. Jon Owens, associate for ministry development, is leaving St. John’s to pursue other ministry opportunities. In May Jon completed his interim master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, where he is working on his PhD in Educational Leadership.
Jon’s arrival here in December of 2019 couldn’t have been been more timely! His digital communications know-how served us extremely well as Covid-19 profoundly changed how we worship and communicate. With his leadership, we met the moment, shifting all of our services and gatherings from in-person to online channels. “Jon introduced 21st century communications tools and infrastructure to St. John’s --- assets that were invaluable in peak Covid times and are now an accepted part of church life,” said Tim Johnson, chair of the communications committee and vestry member. In addition to preaching and presiding at services, Jon was instrumental in supporting St. John’s rebranding, redesigning the website, and building our social media and marketing presence in the broader community.
As a vocational Deacon, Jon brought Saturday evening contemporary services to St. John’s and will preside at the upcoming May 21st service. Check out the great music and intimacy of this 5:00 p.m. monthly service. And be sure to attend Sunday worship on May 29th, when Rev. Scott will recognize Jon’s many contributions to St. John’s followed by a special coffee hour reception in his honor after the 10:00 a.m. service.
Join us in celebrating Jon’s contributions to St. John’s and wish him well as he embarks on his next adventure.
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