Creative Arts Pastor
Jon has been serving as pastor of Creative Arts since 1989. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and earned his piano performance degree from Cal State University Hayward. Jon oversees the programming and content of all services and special productions. He leads worship and conducts the Voices of Bethel sanctuary choir. Jon is a keyboardist, arranger, and producer. Along with his writing partner Laurey Berteig, Jon has written numerous single works, a Christmas musical and most recently "An American Requiem" (written in remembrance of the victims of 9/11).
Jon believes the Arts help transform what can appear to be a large and impersonal venue into a welcoming and intimate house of worship. His axiom of ministry is to “facilitate corporate worship by allowing the congregation to participate in music that is sensitively chosen, intelligently programmed and well presented.”
Jon and his wife Gina live in Saratoga and enjoy cooking and entertaining. Jon also enjoys extremely spicy foods and collects hot powders and sauces. They have two children, Jonathan and Dominique.