Jon moved with his wife Lea to Colorado from South Carolina in 2008 to earn his Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary and they now call this home with their four children, Jonathan David Jr, Grace Katherine, Evelyn Belle, and James Isaac. Lea works part time as a Pediatric Physician Assistant and the kids enjoy making up new games everyday, reading, coloring, and wrestling Daddy.
Since joining our great state of Colorado, Jon has founded and led a house church that started in their tiny one-room condo and expanded into their first house, founded and led the Littleton Pastors’ Prayer Network, worked at two churches as Home Fellowships Director and Associate Pastor, joined CityUnite as the Littleton representative, joined the leadership teams of the SouthJeffCo Faith Collaboration, Littleton Social Services Initiative, and the Arapahoe County Faith and Government Collaboration known as H.A.N.D.S, and has become a published author.
Jon first got connected with Project ReCycle in 2016 when he helped gather nine churches in Littleton to fund and collaborate with Project ReCycle in order to provide every 5th grader in Littleton’s Title One schools the opportunity of a bicycle. He is now excited to help bring more of these collaborative efforts to Project ReCycle as Executive Director. Jon is passionate about bikes, helping those in need, and improving the well-being of the youth of our communities through education and encouraging them to believe in themselves through initiative and community.
Kent began his career with Project ReCycle in 2012 as a volunteer mechanic. Because of his master mechanic skill set, in 2013, he was approached about becoming the Shop Manager and gladly accepted the challenge. Prior to joining Project ReCycle, he had worked for a number of bike retail stores along with an extensive history with Huffy Service First. His retail experience, however, left him unfulfilled and he sought out a more philanthropic role for his career. That is what brought him to Project ReCycle and the connection has been mutually beneficial to both parties. Kent very much enjoys his role with Project ReCycle. In particular, he loves working with the young people who volunteer in the shop and takes a great deal of pleasure in providing bikes to children. As he has mentioned to me on numerous occasions, the reward of his work is in the faces of the children who receive the bikes he has worked on.
Patrick is a master mechanic who has over thirty eight years of experience working on every type of bike ever manufactured. He was initially introduced to Project ReCycle through the Knights of Columbus. At the time, he was looking for an avenue that would allow him to utilize his lifetime skill set while making a difference in people’s lives. As a father of three boys, he is an active leader in Boy Scouts and brings those same leadership skills and passion to his role with Project ReCycle. He also enjoys working with the young people who volunteer in the shop and has become a mentor for many of them. His biggest reward lies in picking out the “perfect” bike for a child. He does it with easy and a giving and kind heart. His contribution to our mission reaches far beyond the bike shop of Project ReCycle.