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. He’s spoken at national events including TEDWomen18, Wild Goose Festival, W/ National Conference, Eastern Christian Conference, and Exponential National Conference.
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. He just released his first book, She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption.
Mira speaks at Forefront and has been serving in Family Ministry for over a decade. She began working with children of varying ages in Hong Kong, her birthplace, Australia and now in Brooklyn. She has worked with the Kidstuf Coordinators 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.
Angela is the Creative Director at Forefront, where she coordinates worship content for services. She leads worship regularly and loves sharing the Good News in song. Raised in the church (in Kansas), she cannot remember a time when she wasn’t singing. After earning a BFA from Wichita State, Angela headed to the big city to pursue a career in Music Theatre. She has performed on Broadway, National Tours, and various Regional Theatre productions. Angela is also a member of Broadway Inspirational Voices, a non-profit organization whose mission consists of providing hope to inspire and transform youth in need through music and the arts.
Angela was introduced to Forefront by her husband, Pierre, whom she met later in life. She loves the married life and is grateful for their blended family. She enjoys family gatherings, live entertainment and great horror flicks.
Robbie manages operations behind the scenes and helps keep things running smoothly. He’s the founder of The Astro Lab, a tech consultancy that specializes in organizing digital workflow for entrepreneurs and small businesses. He’s also a classically trained musician who often performs on Sundays with the worship team and helps coordinate weekly worship team rehearsals.
Outside of work, Robbie is an avid design enthusiast who enjoys inspiring architecture, interior design, and fashion. You can read more about his work here.