Dr. Jon Swanson is a pastor.
More precisely, he's the executive pastor at Grabill Missionary Church. (His writing here doesn't necessarily reflect the positions of that church.)
He taught communication at the college level and then became an higher education administrator before starting to work at a church in 2000.
He and Nancy have been married for more than 29 years and have two children (one married).
He started following Jesus when he was really little and has spent nearly five decades trying to understand what that following means.
If money didn't matter, he would spend his time conversing with people who feel distant from God about what His love might look like, conversing with people who feel close to God about how to be more like Him, and creating stories and content which convey that love and acceptance and obedience.
And because money doesn't matter as much as people, he get to spend a lot of time doing those three things.