Jonathan Schmitz lived in Deer Park, Washington. He grew up in a Christian home and believed in Jesus from a very young age. But it wasn’t until after he graduated high school that he really started pursuing his call to share the gospel.
His first step was attending Calvary Chapel Bible College, and from there he went to work at a summer camp in Maine (called Chop Point). He worked there for three summers and also started a living room bible study in the off-seasons. Sandy, a friend from home, joined Jonathan as a counselor at the camp for his third summer. Jonathan and Sandy moved back to Washington and were married that following February. Jonathan worked at Calvary Chapel Spokane Valley for several years. They also spent some time serving at Calvary Chapel Phelan in California but returned home to help with The Vine Community church plant in Deer Park. Since then, he has been teaching God’s word to anyone who will listen, leading worship wherever God calls him and making disciples.
Jonathan and Sandy have been married for 17 years and have three children: Josiah, Asher, and Talia.