Jon and Nikki Cullen joined the Southbridge team in 2008. After several years of significant involvement as laypeople in Berean Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, MI, they began to sense God’s direction toward vocational ministry, specifically in the area of church-planting. Through a number of remarkable connections, they followed God’s leading to Raleigh where they thought they would again be laypeople, supporting the Lehrs and Toveys with their new church plant. It soon became clear that God had something much bigger in store, as Jon was asked to come on staff at Southbridge using his gifts in administration and shepherding.

Before coming on staff at Southbridge, Jon used his degree in chemistry from Alma College to work at Pharmacia (now Pfizer). Jon currently oversees assimilation, first-impressions, operations, personnel, finance, and outreach. Jon and Nikki have four daughters: Addie, Emmie, Josie and Charlie.