Jon Huckins

Co-Founding Director, The Global Immersion Project

Topic: Elephants as Formation Instigators

Session: Elephants as Formation Instigators, Pre-Summit Session


Jon Huckins is a veteran youth pastor and public school teacher who now leads a missional-monastic community and is on staff with Thresholds as a missional church leadership coach. He is also the Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project which seeks to cultivate everyday peacemakers through immersion in global conflict.

After much international travel and study in the Middle East, Jon focuses much of his writing on ethics and social advocacy. He has a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and writes for numerous publications including, TheOOZERed Letter Christians, Sojourners, RELEVANT and Burnside Writer’s Collective. His first book Teaching Through the Art of Storytelling was published by Zondervan/YouthSpecialties and released in 2011.  His newest book Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community (The House Studio) was published in 2012.

He lives in the neighborhood of Golden Hill (San Diego) with his wife Jan, daughter Ruby & Rosie and is an aspiring homebrewer, coffee roaster and gardener extraordinaire. He helps manage the local Farmer’s Market, sits on the neighborhood council and finds much joy in participating in the economic, social and relational fabric of Golden Hill.  Jon blogs at  You can also follow Jon on Twitter and Facebook.