Jon Mestas is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Newport Mesa Church and leads two key areas, Growth Track and Grow Groups. His goal is to give our congregation and community clear path towards spiritual growth. He grew up in South County and has been pastoring in Costa Mesa for the last 10 years. He completed his undergrad in Psychology and has a minor in Political Science. He finished his Masters at Fuller and focused on the intersection between theology and culture. Jon and Julia have been married for almost 12 years, and have two daughters named Waverly and Jordyn. As a family, they love making great food and extending hospitality and they consider this a major part of their ministry together. He loves to travel; wandering around New York City in the winter is one of his favorite things to do. He also is an avid soccer player and fan of Liverpool. If you are interested in some good books, he suggests; Spiritual Disciplines Handbook- Practices that Transform Us by Adele Calhoun, The Mosaic of Christian Belief by Roger Olson, Useless Beauty- Ecclesiastes Through the Lens of Contemporary Film by Robert Johnston.