Jonathan is a native of Houston, TX who became a believer through Young Life while in high school. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his bachelors in History. It was also at UT that Jonathan nurtured his sense of calling into ministry through volunteer work with Young Life and his church. After graduation he served with Cru for a number of years in ministry to internationals, and also worshiped at a multi-racial church in downtown Houston. He and Kathleen met there, and married in the spring of 2008. As newlyweds they moved to St. Louis and spent four years at Covenant Theological Seminary, where Jonathan received a Master of Divinity. After graduation, they spent a year ministering at a church in Missouri, and then four years as missionaries overseas. Jonathan is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. His passions in ministry are shepherding, preaching, teaching, organizational health, and innovation.