StartAConversation.org was created by Jon Vallier as a platform to help people around the world discover and enjoy God deeply. As you engage with the books, videos and blogs posted here, we hope you find encouragement for your heart and help for the journey ahead.
— Story —
Jon grew up all over the United States from Michigan to Kansas to Colorado to Wyoming. Since graduation, he has lived in Washington, Illinois and Pennsylvania before finally landing in the great State of Wisconsin. Beyond loving a good cup of coffee, Ultimate Frisbee and a classic mystery novel, his wife Adele and three sons take up much of his world. A relationship with God was always a part of his world, but when he was 12 years old his life was forever impacted by an experience of coming to the brink of suicide. It was in that season of life that Jon began to hear the call to surrender his life to God, see his sin and give his life over to Jesus Christ. This defining moment, and many others, lead him to following a dream of becoming a pastor and attending Moody Bible Institute. As a third generation pastor, Jon serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and is committed to helping people discover and enjoy Jesus Christ. Jon is the author of Essential Conversations, holds a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Studies and is known as one of the WORST bowlers of our time. Jon and his family reside in Port Washington, Wisconsin where he serves an Associate Pastor at Alliance Bible Church.
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