Jon was born and raised in Dayton, OH and is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH (degree in organizational behavior) and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI (graduate degree in theology).  Before seminary, he had a short, first career in the hospitality industry, and before coming to Grand Rapids, he served Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines, IA as Pastor of Outreach. Jon and his wife Krystal have been married since 2009, and they are the proud parents of two sons named Jackson and Tucker.


Ron grew up on the north side of Chicago in Mt. Prospect, IL.  He went to Hope College and got his M. Div. from Western Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Anna, live in downtown GR and have a deep passion for church planting there. They would love to have coffee, lunch, dinner with you and talk more about it!    

Traci Parker - Pastor, Woodland Drive-In Church

Traci is from Nunica, MI. She has undergraduate degrees from Alma (political science) and Aquinas (history), and an MDiv from Western Theological Seminary in Holland. She preaches and cares for the congregation at Woodland Drive-In, sharing the grace of God, the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit with anyone who stops by. Her congregation listens to the service over the radio from the comfort of their car. Traci preaches outdoors from the porch in any weather, year long. Crazy, right? People often ask her, why do people come to a drive-in church? The Woodland Drive-In offers a safe, private, accessible way to come to hear the good news every week, but most of the people Traci has met keep coming to the drive-in because they want to. They come because they are loved, cared for, accepted, and God meets them where they are. God is so good! Traci loves writing, bookstores, research, camping, traveling, marching band competitions, and Lions’ football. She also loves coffee and food, so she’d love to connect any time! Both Traci and her husband John are thrilled by their call to this unique ministry, and they can’t wait for you to meet their kids Haley, Keara, Kylie, and Aaron.

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