Interim Pastor Jon W. Arneson
Jon was born in Stevens Point, WI and was born again at a church in Green Bay, WI in 1983.
He is married to his best friend and High School sweetheart, Theresa, who also gave her heart to Jesus that same day. They have two adult children and 13 grandchildren.
Jon has experience in both ministry and in secular work. He worked as a Psychiatric Technician at Norwood Mental Health Facility in Marshfield for 3 years dealing with people with various mental health issues. He has owned and operated two businesses just prior to being saved. These businesses were exchanged in pursuit of God’s calling on his life. These businesses exposed Jon to the practical side of ministry that deals with finances, staffing, training, planning, etc.
After enrolling at North Central University and moving to Minneapolis for his pastoral education Jon worked for a year at the Billy Graham Association where he cleaned 34 toilets at the office building. While a student he also worked at Metropolitan Mount Sinai Hospital as a nursing assistant in surgery for 3 years. Shaving men in preparation for open heart surgery provided a wide-open door for sharing the gospel, and Jon saw many men come to faith in Christ in those years. He became an unofficial lay-chaplain and was called on to minister to many families in the waiting room of the hospital. Jon graduated as class Salutatorian in 1989, completing a 4 year degree in three years, and then studied at Bethel Seminary.
1989 – 1994 Associate/Youth Pastor at Bethel Church, Minneapolis, MN
1994 – 2008 Senior Pastor “CCC” Church, Washburn, WI
2008 – 2017 Senior Pastor “One Life” Church, Baraboo, WI (Strong children’s ministry emphasis there)
2017 – Present Worked as a logger with his son-in-law (taught Sunday School at Grace Fellowship, Washburn)
2019 – 2020 Part-time Pastor at Cloverland Bible Church, Cloverland, WI
Ministry Slogan: In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, charity. In all things, Christ.
Mission Statement: Luke 19:10 …for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Eph. 4:11-13 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as Evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.