Jon DePue, Director of Children & Youth Ministries

Jon DePue joined the family at Good Shepherd UCC in Cary, in 2017 in the newly created role of Director of Children & Youth Ministries.

Jon grew up in the small, rural town of Adel, Iowa—30 minutes west of Des Moines. While attending college at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Jon was confronted with the love of God embodied in Jesus Christ and began studying theology, which eventually led him on a journey to Duke Divinity School to discern a call to ministry. While he continued to study theology academically, he found that God was calling him specifically to teach and form the lives of young people in the church to live as faithful disciples of Jesus.

In his role as Director of Children & Youth Ministries, Jon works closely the church’s Christian Education Ministry, devising and overseeing curriculum and activities.  He also works with leaders and members of Good Shepherd’s Youth Group. In his free time, Jon enjoys playing guitar, reading, watching movies, disc golfing and spending quality time with his cat, Grayson. Jon resides in Durham.