Title: Mission Leader
Mission Center: Ohio
Chapter: Ohio State University
Jona grew up on a hobby farm in rural Minnesota with her older sister and parents. Her love of nature was fostered through summers running around their farm and summers spent in Alaska as a deckhand through her college years. Jona graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from North Dakota State University.
Before she felt called to be a mission leader with Saint Paul’s Outreach, Jona was working as an environmental scientist for an engineering consulting firm in Bismarck, ND. After being asked by a friend if she had ever thought of being a missionary, Jona prayerfully consider her call to serve on college campuses as a missionary. Though she loved her job she knew God was calling her to serve His kingdom in a radical way. Jona is excited to serve her first year with SPO at The Ohio State University this fall.
Jona loves bringing others closer to Christ through the building-up of authentic community. Some of her favorite ways to build community are through her love for swing dancing, swimming, biking, and sharing a good cup of coffee. Prayers for Jona as she ventures into her first year as mission leader would be very much appreciated!