Dr. Jon ireland

Founding Pastor & Men's Ministries


Raised in Oakland California… I met my wife Nathalie in Mexico City at an ex-pat Super Bowl party and we have been married since 1983. We have one daughter Shannon, who is married to Gerrit, and they are living and working in Santa Barbara. I am the founding Pastor of Oceanhills & have been officiating weddings for over 25 years.


Education:

Bachelors in Recreation- California State University

Masters of Divinity- Fuller Seminary

Doctorate in Leadership- Fuller Seminary


Favorite Place I've travelled:

I rarely ever go back to the same place – every place feels unique & special… we've traveled as a family to 6 of the 7 continents- my favorites: getting lost in Venice, standing on the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the yummy food in Vietnam, singing & worshipping in church in the DR Congo, hiking the jungles in Peru, and ice skating at Christmas time in NYC.


Favorite Books & Authors:

Pursuit of God- AW Tozer

Prodigal God- Tim Keller

Seizing your Divine Moment –  Erwin McManus

New Morning Mercies - Paul David Tripp

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters - Meg Meeker

The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard

The Me I WantTo Be – John Ortburg


What's your favorite thing about Oceanhills?:

Our "No perfect people- Love everyone always" culture and the people I get to work with & serve alongside every day! Kacy's voice, Rob's beard, Jono's smile, Cosy's Corner, Laila's story, Momma G's heart.


Favorite Things to do in SB:

Ocean swim, ride my bike, play golf, drink red wine, practice yoga... McConnell's, Brophys, Corazon Cocina