Pastor of High School & Student Ministries
Jonathan was born and raised in Upstate New York. He was raised going to church and was very active in his middle and high school youth group. During his college years, he decided that he was going to follow Jesus with his entire life. This started by playing a major role in planting a church on his college campus at SUNY Oswego.
While he was studying at SUNY Oswego and majoring in Adolescence Education / History, Jonathan answered a call to intern at a church in Southeast Michigan as a worship leader. His internship would have more in store than he initially had thought it would. After his first year there, he decided to step up and offer leadership to a void in the area of student ministries. Jonathan then served in a dual role for almost four years as the Director of Creative Arts/Worship and Student Ministries Leader. Over that course of time, Jonathan began to see God's heart for young people to know and experience Him. And that is what Jonathan wants people to see through his life.
In 2011, Jonathan met Aleigha (you'll have to ask them to tell you the story of that first meeting - it's worth asking them!). In planning and preparing for marriage and new life together, Jonathan and Aleigha prayed earnestly for God to lead them where He wanted them to be. And in this seeking of God's direction, Aleigha was led to move to L.A. in the spring of 2014, and Jonathan was then also called to L.A. in the summer of 2015.
Together, Jonathan and Aleigha have two dogs, which they will frequently refer to as "their boys". They are two German shepherd mixes named Maestro and Sully.
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