University of West Florida, B.A., B.A.; Webster University, M.B.A.; Knox Theological Seminary, M.A.
Prior to his seminary training, Jonathan spent over eight years in corporate sales and training. His teaching is motivated by his desire to see students boldly proclaim the gospel and be trained in all aspects of ministry, not just preaching. He particularly enjoys the teaching of Apologetics and his teaching philosophy is inspired by I Peter 3:15,
“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
The son of an accountant and a licensed mental health counselor, Jonathan blends practically-minded ministry training with a pastor’s heart. What motivates him as Dean of Distance Education is to meet people where they are at in their ministry training and provide them with the tools and teaching necessary to make them more effective in the place and ministry context God has called them to.
In addition to his experience in the corporate world, Jonathan has also served as an adult Sunday school teacher, worship pastor, interim minister, and has taught in a variety of Reformed settings.
A native Floridian, Jonathan loves fishing and scuba diving. He also enjoys reading, weightlifting, college football, and spending time with his wife Ivey Rose and two children, Jillian and Sterling.