About Jonathan

My life story includes job descriptions such as: recklessly abandoned follower of the Risen Christ, husband of Paige, father of Jake, Navy Chaplain, professional coffee drinker, theological dreamer, mountain biker, expert napper, Mac user, and many more apt descriptions. I grew up in Texas, graduated from Texas A&M University, served in the Army as an infantry officer, and then went to seminary at Dallas Theological Seminary. Before becoming a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy, I served for 17 years in pastoral ministry, most recently as the Senior Pastor at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, WA and Director of the North Sound Church Planting Network. I currently serve as the Command Chaplain for U.S. Coast Guard Base National Capital Region & Headquarters.

My personal life vision is: “Helping people find and follow Jesus.”

I like exploring and writing about different subjects: reflections upon life as a Navy Chaplain, theology, spiritual life, sermons, leadership, and culture. On my blog you’ll also find some in-depth topics and curriculum:

  1. The Story of God: a 20-part series on the larger story of God and the Bible
  2. Leadership Development: a curriculum for individuals, small groups, and teams to develop leaders spiritually, personally, and positionally
  3. YouAskedForIt: an 8-week series I preached at Northshore Community Church based around some of the most popular and controversial topics people ask about the Christian faith

You can also friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.


DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this blog are my own and in no way represent the official views, positions, and policies of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps, United States Navy, and Department of Defense.


4 Replies to “About Jonathan”

  1. Hello Jonathan~
    Glad to see how God is using you and your family for his glory! We think of you often and miss your great sermons!
    Happy Easter!

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