Johnathon was born in Springfield, OH in 1983 and grew up in a believing household. When he was about seven years old, God saved him from his sin and began gradually giving him a desire for ministry.
He graduated from Cedarville University in 2005 with a Pre-Seminary Bible degree and married his wife, Crystal, that July. Soon after, God met Johnathon in a powerful way through John Piper’s sermons and stirred in him a deep passion to proclaim the surpassing worth of Jesus. He and Crystal moved up to Minneapolis in July 2007 to attend The Bethlehem Institute (TBI). Johnathon graduated from TBI in 2009 and continued on to complete an M.Div. through BCS in 2012.
In June 2012 Crystal and Johnathon adopted their first child, Charlie. He is all boy and then some. With a deep love for aquatics and country sport (read “bath time” and “outdoor strollering”), he is a near perfect match for his father’s bookishness. Crystal and Johnathon praise God for their little man and pray that he would grow up to love Jesus and his church. And if God would see fit to give Charlie some siblings in the future, well that would be alright by them too.
Johnathon teaches in the undergraduate worldview program. When he’s not in the classroom, he enjoys McDonald’s french fries, Johnny Cash’s voice, caped heroes, deep holes, long naps, and good limericks.