Fr Jon is a native of Buffalo, New York and studied at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo. He worked at the Anastasia's Family Restaurant in Amherst New York while in high school and college and he thinks he's a fine cook! Jon served the Western New York community by working as a teacher's aide at the Lynde School at Gateway Youth and Family Services, Williamsville, NY, teaching ESL in Buffalo at the Adult Learning Center, ECC Downtown Campus, and the Educational Opportunity Center in the early 1990's. His hobbies include jazz & classical music, cooking, canoe camping, and motorcycling. He still has his 1974 BMW motorcycle which he bought in 1989.