Life Verse: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isa. 26:3

Jonas Sauder grew up and worked on the family dairy farm in Lancaster County, PA. At age 21, he began his teaching career at Weavertown Mennonite school as teaching principal. After graduating from Messiah College (BA, English), he held positions as principal and teacher at Lititz Area Mennonite School (6 years) and Sonlight River Brethren School (30 years). He also taught summer term classes in pedagogy and humanities at Faith Builders since the 1990s. He works in curriculum development and services for Christian Light, Harrisonburg, VA.

Jonas and his wife Rebecca live near Lancaster. They are blessed with five children, four daughters-in-law, and nineteen grandchildren. Together they enjoy gardening, reading, and traveling.