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Jonathan  |  Associate Pastor

Hey there! I’m Jonathan, but you can call me Jon if that's easier. I’m excited to be part of Hillcrest Church, and serving our amazing and diverse younger generations! My goal is to create a space where every kid and teen can explore their faith and experience Jesus' love and acceptance in a safe, inclusive, supportive, and empowering environment. I know not all churches are able to do that, so I definitely do not take it for granted.

I grew up in the Chicagoland area, attended Bible School in the Pacific Northwest, and then made my way to Canada, where I’ve truly fallen in love with Atlantic Canada. 

I have completed my undergrad in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, a second Master's degree in Theology, a Post-Grad research certificate, and currently working on my Ph.D. in the field of contextual ecclesiology. 

I’m an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to my Chicago teams. Football is my absolute favourite, having coached and played for several years.

As a person with a multi-ethnic background, I proudly embrace the term “foodie.” I love exploring and enjoying all types of ethnic cuisines, especially Indian, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Filipino, Taiwanese, Korean, and Singaporean. I also love to cook!

I’d love to connect over a drink or a meal and get to know your story, so let’s make it happen!

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