My name is Jon Wymer. I work in Nebraska at the intersection of faith and life as a pastor in church, military, and higher ed contexts.

Panel 1


I’ve been working as a local church pastor in southeast Nebraska since 2007.

Lead Pastor
York Evangelical Free Church
(Evangelical Free Church of America)
York, Nebraska
Jan. 2010-present

Board of Directors
Midwest District
(Evangelical Free Church of America)
Kearney, Nebraska
Feb. 2013-Feb. 2016

Assistant Pastor
Gretna Community Church
(Christian and Missionary Alliance)
Gretna, Nebraska
Sep. 2007-Nov. 2009

My most important training has been my experience as a human being, as a baptized child of God, and as a ministry practitioner. I’ve also pursued formal education at regionally accredited institutions:

Doctor of Ministry, Preaching
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Evanston, Illinois

Master of Divinity, Church Ministries cum laude
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, History
Bellevue University
Bellevue, Nebraska

Panel 2


I’ve served as a Citizen-Soldier in the Army National Guard since I enlisted as an infantryman in 2003. In 2007, I transitioned from combat arms to military ministry, where I currently supervise 4 teams providing religious support to approximately 1,700 warriors.

Brigade Chaplain
HHC, 67th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Nebraska Army National Guard
Lincoln, Nebraska
Aug. 2016-present

Brigade Chaplain
HHC, 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
Nebraska Army National Guard
Lincoln, Nebraska
Apr. 2016-Aug. 2016

Command Chaplain
HHD, 92nd Troop Command
Nebraska Army National Guard
Lincoln, Nebraska
Jan. 2014-Mar. 2016

Battalion Chaplain
HHC, 1-376th Aviation (Security & Support) Battalion
Nebraska Army National Guard
Grand Island, Nebraska
Oct. 2011-Jan. 2014

Battalion Chaplain
HHD, 126th Chemical Battalion
Nebraska Army National Guard
Omaha, Nebraska
Oct. 2009-Sep. 2011

Chaplain Candidate
Joint Force Headquarters
Nebraska Army National Guard
Lincoln, Nebraska
Sep. 2007-Oct. 2009

I’ve had many opportunities to train for my work in the Army National Guard:
  • Command and General Staff Officers’ Course Common Core (anticipated 2017)
  • Brigade Chaplain Functional Area Qualification Course (2016)
  • Combat Medical Ministry Course (2012)
  • Chaplain Captains Career Course (2012)
  • Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course (2008)
  • Mounted Officer Basic Course (2006)
  • ARNG Accelerated Officer Candidate School (2006)
  • Infantry One Station Unit Training (2004)
Panel 3

Higher Ed

Experience in church and military contexts prepares me for more recent work in higher education with the students, faculty, and staff of Nebraska Methodist College, a private health professions institution related to the United Methodist Church.

Director of Spiritual Development
Nebraska Methodist College
Omaha, Nebraska
Aug. 2016-present

Interim Director of Spiritual Development
Nebraska Methodist College
Omaha, Nebraska
Mar. 2016-Aug. 2016

Organizational memberships which enrich my work:
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Association for College and University Religious Affairs
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • National Association of College and University Chaplains
Panel 4


I write regularly at JonOutLoud.com.

Reach me anytime.



[this page was last updated Aug. 19, 2016]