Bio | Jon Sharpe (Chief Relations Officer)

Jon Sharpe serves as the Chief Relations Officer for Museum of the Bible. He joined the museum in April 2020, where he oversees the advancement efforts of the museum and is responsible for strategy, execution and results concerning development.

Jon has spent over 40 years in Christian leadership, with an emphasis on developing and connecting people, organizations and mission. Prior to coming to the museum, Jon served as the chief strategic officer of JL SHARPE Consultations. Until July 2019, he served as president of C3 Leaders, serving business leaders in their pursuit of faith and leadership. Jon’s tenure with this group of business leaders spanned eleven years, from 2008 to 2019.

Jon was also instrumental in the development of Bakke Graduate University, serving international leaders with a primary focus on transformational leadership. He led the initial development team that built the transglobal doctoral program and was privileged to serve as the academic dean and professor of global urban studies. Jon is an ordained minister, business consultant and has a doctorate in transformational leadership for the global city.

Jon serves on the founding board of the Center for Global Urban Leadership, the Just Business Roundtable and is on the Foundation Trustee Board of Northwest University. Jon is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University and holds a graduate degree from Simpson University.

Jon and his wife, Laila, a native of Norway, have been married for 47 years and have two sons, a daughter and seven grandchildren. Jon and Laila are from Seattle, Washington.