Pastor Jon Waterson serves as site pastor for Rancho Santa Margarita. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pastor Jon’s family moved to Southern California when he was eight years old. He is the son of a United Methodist minister, and has been a lifelong UMC member. He received his bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and a Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. Pastor Jon’s unique theological perspective embraces aspects of both evangelical Christianity and principles of social justice. Hiking is a great source of inspiration, along with reading, watching movies, and following his beloved Detroit Tigers. His wife is Cindy and they have one son, Corran.