I’m Jonathan. You can call me whatever you want. I’m not that picky.
I am a Christian, husband, dogfather, son, brother, uncle, educator, student, amateur theologian, egalitarian, and baseball fan, among other things. I grew up in the Houston area, made stops in Waco, Texas and Wheaton, Illinois, before winding up back where I came from.
I was raised in a faith tradition that spoke of grace but lived for good behavior. I am thankful for my stop at Wheaton College, where I encountered a broader stream of evangelicalism and where my faith could flourish and grow. I am a proud recovering Southern Baptist.
I am married to a strong, beautiful woman who is a little smarter than I am. Her name is Kelsey. We live in a cool little house in the Houston area with our cute miniature poodle. I have some fantastic in-laws that have taught me a thing or two about love, acceptance, generosity and not taking myself too seriously.
I love the church, even though sometimes it grieves me deeply.
I have a music degree from Baylor University and a theology degree from Wheaton College.
By day, I am an elementary music teacher and by Wednesday night and Sunday I am a Traditional Worship Minister at a United Methodist congregation in the Houston area. When I’m not doing either of those things, I enjoy occasional freelance music work, blogging, and hanging out with my ladies (wife and poodle).