STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 08/19/2009

Inspiration | Jon Tymann '83

As another academic year closes, I reflect on the fact that I’ve been connected to Gordon College for 28 years. Coming in as a transfer student from Babson College in 1981, I was looking for a strong academic college that allowed me to play soccer and baseball and to be surrounded by Christ-loving people. Never did I imagine Gordon would become my home for nearly three decades. Gordon’s program is what drew me in; the continuing mission and the people of Gordon are what keep me connected. I have been blessed to be associated with so many wonderful faculty, staff, alumni, parents, students and friends of the College who exemplify Christ through their lives locally and around the world.

Our commitment to the mission statement since 1889 continues to help us thrive: “Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to a lifestyle of service, and prepared for leadership roles worldwide.” I am continually inspired by our students’ passions and visions to live out this mission in new ways. We truly are sending students into “leadership roles worldwide.” 

Director of Athletics

I just celebrated my 24th anniversary with the love of my life, Carlene, who has been an amazing soulmate. We have five children: three boys—Jordan, 19; Joshua, 16; Jamieson, 15; and two girls—Courtney, 11; and Cassandra, 8. I now enjoy the thrill of Jordan being a freshman at Gordon.

The legacy continues! I want to thank my parents for raising me in a Christian home where family time together was always celebrated and challenges were addressed through the filter of Scripture. May God continue to lead the next generation to seek Him in all they do for His honor and glory.
Special Organizations
God has blessed my life in so many ways. I have had the pleasure of working with organizations that have inspired me to do more with the gifts that He has given me. I have also worked with men and women who have had a passion and vision for doing “good” for our society, working out that vision in a visible and constructive manner. Thank you to Young Life, the YMCA, Portsmouth Christian Academy, Hampton Falls Baptist Church, Stratham Youth Programs and Boy Scouts of America for the honor of working with you toward making life better for those we serve. May God continually bless you all in everything you do in His name. We serve a loving and gracious Lord!


Jon Tymann
Tymann family