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I’m a big fan of you and your work. This site is all about you: my effort is pretty pointless if it doesn’t connect with people like you. If you’re like a lot of people I run into in the course of my work, you want to grow. You want to make progress personally and professionally. You want to make a difference and you want to be a more effective leader. I hit all these topics regularly here at Wymer.com. If you’re not interested in any of this, I’m still glad you’re here and hope you connect with my work.
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About Me

I’m Dr. Jon Wymer. Most people call me Jon. I work as a pastor in church, higher education, and military contexts. Prior to ministry, I worked as a banker, commercial insurance underwriter, and combat-proven cavalry officer. There’s very little formal power in the positions I currently hold, but I work constantly with people and organizations as a communicator, leader, and trusted adviser.
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About My Blog

I’m interested in personal growth, leadership development, and organizational dynamics. From the battlefield to the study hall to the board room, the same fundamental things seem to matter everywhere. I hit things from a perspective of faith, but if you aren’t a religious person I hope you find my approach inclusive rather than exclusive.
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What to Expect

My newspaper column shows up on the Wednesday editorial page of the York News-Times (York, Nebraska), and I publish it here by 8 a.m. on Wednesdays under the Wymer Writes category. Beginning in 2017, I expect to post shorter articles on Monday and Friday as well.
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Join the Tribe

If you’re serious about growth and leadership, and really dig my take on things, you might want to consider joining the Leader Feeder tribe. This is a weekly email that started with me sending high quality resources to high-level organizational leaders and executives who trust me. They clamored for more and shared it with their friends. It’s a free email: all you have to do is sign up.
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Top Posts

I’ll come back and provide some top posts later in 2017. For now, I tried to explain my general take on things for the newspaper audience in “Liberty and justice for all.”
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Biography

I am a third-generation pastor. My ministry career began in 2007, after I returned home from combat in Iraq in 2006-2007.

I currently work full-time as the Lead Pastor of York Evangelical Free Church (since 2009), and part-time as a supervisory chaplain in the Nebraska Army National Guard (since 2014) and as the Director of Spiritual Development at Nebraska Methodist College (since 2016). I also write a weekly editorial column for the York News-Times (since 2016).

I earned degrees from Bellevue University (B.A., History), Liberty University (M.Div., Church Ministries), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (D.Min., Preaching). I am a certified facilitator of the Prepare/Enrich relationship strengthening program and a master trainer of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from LivingWorks.

Full resume available here.

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Contact

Reach me anytime using the Contact page. Typically messages reach me within 2 business days.
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Colophon

Software: WordPress.org. Theme: Shamrock by Meks. Primary font: Noticia. Headings: variations of Open Sans. Email list: MailChimp. Domain registration: Google Domains. Email management: Gmail. Web hosting: InMotionHosting.com. I have benefited greatly from Michael Hyatt’s Platform which I bought for less than $2 on Kindle.

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Disclaimer

I’m blessed to hold positions of influence in world-class organizations. Nothing I post here at Wymer.com represents those organizations in any official capacity. Everything I post here represents my personal opinion offered for informational purposes only.
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[updated 4/26/2017]