Introducing Jon Allbaugh, Dean of Spiritual Formation

allbaugh_260(Editor’s note: I asked Jon to tell us about the way he sees his assignment, and the background he brings to this post.)

Spiritual Formation is the heart of our concern for Vanguard!

First, my top priorities:

  1. Define and articulate how our unique Pentecostal spirituality will be nurtured and passed on in a university setting.
  2. Develop new avenues of partnership between Vanguard, as a university, with local churches and pastors.
  3. Collaborate with the SoCal Network in connecting Vanguard students with Network churches and lay leaders in ministry internships.

 

Why does this matter to me, and what background do I bring to this post?

Born with a heritage of Mid-western circuit riding preachers and church planters, I found my time at Vanguard as being formative in life and ministry. It was at Vanguard where I met my wife. Now our kids attend Vanguard!

Education:

  • B.A. Religion: Pastoral Ministries, Vanguard University
  • B.A. Psychology:  Counseling, Vanguard University
  • M.A. Religion:  Leadership Studies, Vanguard University
  • Presently pursuing PhD. in Organizational Leadership, Regent University

Credentials:

  • Ordained, Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God
  • Ministry Coach Certification:  CoachNet
  • Critical Incident Stress Management

Experience:

  • Associate pastor in Provo, UT, 3 years
  • Lead Pastor in the AG church in San Marcos, 22 years
  • Chaplain of San Diego Sheriff’s Department, 12 years
  • Sectional Presbyter of North San Diego
  • Trustee of Vanguard University

 

We welcome Jon to this critically important post, with our prayers! Contact Jon at jonathan.allbaugh@vanguard.edu, and schedule a visit with him at your church. For his first time as an adult, he has Sundays open!

 

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