Simon grew up in the Bay Area. He had no exposure to Jesus growing up until high school when Jesus got a hold of his heart through a youth pastor who reached out and discipled him. He met his wife Annette in 1994 and they served with youth and young adults at Calvary Church Los Gatos over a span of 11 years before hearing the call on his life to serve in full time ministry.
At this point they had two boys, Hawk and Hudson, when they packed up and moved to southern California in 2006 where Simon served as the middle school pastor, overseeing the youth department, serving on executive staff, preaching at the alternative Sunday service and started a college ministry. During this time he received his Masters from Grace Theological Seminary and he and Annette had their third son, Huntley.
In 2011, Simon, Annette and a group of families felt lead to plant a church. He served as the Lead Pastor at Soma Community Church for over 5 years before being called to serve in Seattle at Cross & Crown Church.