Jon joined the North Broadway staff in 2009 after previously serving at North Congregational United Church of Christ in Columbus. Raised United Methodist in Bluffton, OH, Szabo obtained music degrees from Eastern Kentucky University (music education) and Bowling Green State University (masters in vocal performance and choral conducting). After a period of teaching high school and college music courses, Jon spent ten years employed as a freelance vocalist based in New York City. He returned to Ohio in 2003 with wife Katie (Jacoby) and daughter Maggie. Their second child, Jack, was born in 2005.
North Broadway is the fifth church Jon has served as music director, and he is dedicated to serving the church as its ministry continues in the neighborhood and beyond. Additionally, Jon has been working as a residential real estate consultant since 2007. He treasures time with his family, and enjoys travel, excellent food and drink, music of all sorts, and Cleveland professional sports teams