Born into the Christian Hope and raised in the church, Jon Shuler was called to full time ministry at 22. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, he completed his theological training at the University of Durham, Durham, England. He was ordained there while pursuing a graduate degree in Church History. In 1994 he helped found the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS), and he serves as global Servant General.

He is married to the artist Cynthia Hoppin Shuler.