Jon Poppe

Chief Development Officer


Before Bethel

Before coming to Bethel just under 3 years ago, Jon worked in sales and business development in the corporate world for 27 years. Jon was looking for a new opportunity and was interested in using his skills in a more meaningful way.

He has several friends who graduated from the university and seminary, including colleague Dan Wiersum, who encouraged him to apply for his current position.

Best Part of His Job

Jon’s cherished part of his job is the people, and he’s motivated by knowing that his work will impact the growth of God’s Kingdom in the near and long-term.

Favorite Bethel Experience

Jon’s favorite Bethel experiences revolve around the performing arts. “My wife Peggy and I have experienced several great concerts and plays in our short time with Bethel. It’s always great to see how many alumni enjoy coming back to Bethel,” he says.

Guiding Scripture Verse

Galatians 2:20

When He’s Not at Work

Jon, who is active in his church, enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, road and mountain biking, racquetball, and spending time with his family — especially his 2 daughters and 3 grandkids.

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