Grace Ann Arbor would like to welcome Jon Beyer as its new Pastor of Multiplication.
Jon is currently the Site Pastor at Grace Canton. Previously, he spent 17 years as the Lead Pastor of Crosswinds Community Church prior to its merger with Grace Ann Arbor in 2015. Jon has also served at other churches in New York, California and Indiana.
Jon's primary responsibilities will be in the areas of relational discipleship and leadership development, including the coaching, training, support, encouragement, and accountability for our Community Group Leaders. He will also be equipping people to disciple others in a simple, reproducible format called Discipleship Circles, as well as empowering others to provide mentoring and spiritual direction in their circles of influence.
This transition is the result of an ongoing conversation between Pastor Sung and Jon even before the inception of Grace Canton. Jon's gifts and strengths lend themselves to this new role even more powerfully than preaching, teaching, and strategic organizational leadership. Instead, his synergistic abilities and relational strengths to connect, relate, guide, and share in various settings is a much-needed asset for the ministry at Grace Ann Arbor.
As this transition unfolds, Grace Church is in the midst of a national search to find the right person to join our team as the Site Pastor in Canton. Until then, Jon will work in both places. He, and his wife, Carissa, are in the midst of selling their house in Canton and plan to move to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area in the near future where they will use their gifts of hospitality and encouragement to host and connect with many of you in their new home.
Jon and Carissa have been married for 28 years and have four grown children: Briana, Brennen, Emilee and Olivia. He enjoys eating, exercising (because he loves eating), and spending time in God's creation with his family. His entire family is/has been very active in various sports and athletics. Brennen played linebacker at the University of Michigan and is on the roster with the Baltimore Ravens and Olivia plays volleyball for Louisiana State University.
Please pray for Pastor Jon as he makes the transition to our staff here in Ann Arbor!