Jonathan grew up in England and studied at the University of Aston in Birmingham where he obtained a degree in Managerial and Administrative studies. He went on to study for the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law in London and practiced as a barrister (trial lawyer) for five years in Manchester. Jonathan studied Theology at the University of Oxford and, after completing his seminary training at Wycliffe Hall, was ordained in 1992.
After serving as a curate in Buckinghamshire for two years, Jonathan served as the rector of Trinity, Washington, PA for almost six years. He went back to England as the Rector of Church Stretton in Shropshire, before becoming rector of Church of the Ascension in January 2004.
Raised in a Christian family, Jonathan cannot remember a time when he did not know God. Through the joys and sorrows of life and ministry, Jonathan is surer today than ever of God’s grace, love and power to do abundantly far more than we can ask or imagine. Jonathan is passionate about people, preaching and seeing lives transformed by God.
When not engaged in parish or diocesan business, Jonathan loves to spend time with his children, Jack (22), Juliet (20), and Jane (18), and enjoys reading, travel, photography and hiking.