About Me

Jonathan De Groot

Jonathan De Groot
Director of Campus Ministries & Worship Arts

Phone: (712) 722-6071
Email: Jon.DeGroot@dordt.edu

I am excited to be heading into my ninth year working at Dordt University.  I serve as the Director of Worship Arts and Campus Ministries.  I teach and train worship leaders and future pastors through the Worship Arts program, and oversee the worship venues on campus.  My calling is to connect people with Jesus by promoting a worshipping culture of passion and excellence.  Before coming to Dordt, I did this by leading as Worship Pastor for a growing RCA church plant in Sioux Falls.  I love the Body of Christ and I am fascinated with the phenomenon of leadership and sociological change.  Throughout my career, I have worked with numerous churches, consulting, training and teaching in the area of worship and change.

I am happily married to Kara, my wife of 16 years and I have two active sons, Moses (12) and Griffin (10).  I am a triathlete, cyclist, and runner.  I roast coffee, enjoy reading, and conversation.  I love music, dabble in Jazz, appreciate art and I am wary of entertainers, social movements, and political platforms.