Jon works to support local leaders in Latin America and the international growth of Peace and Hope. With a degree from Nyack College in Intercultural Studies and International Relief & Development, Jon gained experience as a practitioner in his hometown, Chambersburg, PA. For 12 years he ran a community initiative, bringing people together across socio-economic barriers, walking alongside people in poverty working to build long term stability. This led to opportunities to provide leadership for local coalitions and healthcare, as well as advocacy work on a state and federal level, including an appointment in 2019 to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Jon brings to the PHI team his experience in community organizing, public speaking and organizational development. He is passionate about the power of relationship, being present in the margins of society, peace and grace. Jon lives with his wife and five daughters in Huánuco, Peru.