Jon Althoff, Sales & Marketing

At St. Philip the Deacon since: 2002

What is your faith background? I was raised Presbyterian by UCC-raised parents. My wife was raised Catholic. We were married in an evangelical Christian church.

What is your professional background and experience? I have an MBA in Marketing, and have led sales and marketing teams in large companies and smaller ones, such as my current role as VP Sales and Marketing for King Technology, in Hopkins, MN, which specializes in water purification.

What is something that you love about St. Philip the Deacon? All the people!  A large congregation, I am always finding new members I didn’t know went to SPD.  Also, I love all the many ways you can be involved and how you can give to so many helpful missions.

Have you ever been surprised by God? During an 18-month period of unemployment, I was surprised by all the gifts God gave to me. I thought it would be a dark time, and though it was in some ways, overall it was a wonderful experience. God used it to change me forever.

If you could meet God face-to-face, what would you want to ask? First, I imagine that I would be my face to God’s feet. I can’t imagine, even figuratively, being face-to-face to the Creator! I believe that God is in charge and has a complete Plan which we tap into if we stay close to Him. I would only ask for the wisdom and skill to listen better to Him.

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