Elder Chair 2019
Interim Pastor of Ministry Operations email
As part of Calvary’s move to a mutual leadership model, the elder board has recommended that Jon’s volunteer role as elder chair expand for the foreseeable future so that he can come alongside Al Lackey, pastor of operations (PO), and Josh Reasoner, lead teaching pastor (LTP), to lead the senior leadership team of Calvary Church and oversee key ministry areas not covered by the PO or LTP.
Jon oversees leadership development efforts as Calvary continues to adjust its leadership model to better fit the size and needs of a growing church serving the city of Valparaiso and surrounding communities. He aims to be accessible to the congregation for questions, concerns, or just conversation about the church. You can email him directly by clicking on the envelope below.
A 1975 graduate of Valparaiso High School, Jon Costas received his B.A. from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1989, and a masters degree in practical theology from Wesley Seminary in 2017. Jon is currently the mayor of Valparaiso, and has held that office since 2004.
Jon currently serves as elder chair at Calvary and is active in teaching adult Bible classes as well as leadership workshops.
Jon is an energetic community leader and has served on numerous state and local boards and community efforts. He is active in a variety of activities including running, biking, flying, playing guitar and reading. Jon and his wife Sharon have four adult children and live in Valparaiso. They have been members of Calvary since 2004.