Jonathan Williams
Lead Pastor

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Jonathan is the Lead Pastor at Forefront. He serves on the board of the W/ Launchpad, an organization dedicated to starting progressive Christian Churches. He also serves on the board of Left Hand Church in Longmont, CO. He holds an M.Ed from Eastern University in Urban and Multicultural Education.

Jonathan is a writer who covers religion and spirituality, current trends, and LGBTQIA inclusion and justice. Jonathan has written for the Huffington Post, Faithfully Magazine, The Christian Standard, and many more. Jonathan has been featured in the New York Times, the Christian Post, and in Rebel Storytellers.

Jonathan speaks at national events including, TEDWomen18, Wild Goose Festival, W/ National Conference, Eastern Christian Conference, Exponential National Conference, and more.

In 2016 Jonathan was named one of the top 40 leaders under 40 by Christian Standard Magazine.

Jonathan currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Jubi and two daughters. He enjoys a good beer, a better story, and despite years of disappointment, roots for his beloved NY Mets.You can pre-order it here.


Mira Joyner
Community Pastor & Family Ministry Director 


Mira has been involved in Children’s Ministry working with children of varying ages in various capacities in Hong Kong, her birthplace, Australia and now in Brooklyn. She has worked with the Kidstuf Co-ordinators to build a program that is inclusive, affirming, loving, relevant and creative.

Mira is also involved in the W/ Collective, a network of progressive faith leaders and will be participating as a panelist in their gathering in November 2018.

Outside of church, she is a member of the Young Professionals Board at Nomi Network and is a Ministry Fellow at the Newbigin House of Studies.