Jonathan was a Division 1 football player, for the University of Buffalo. They won the MAC (Mid American Conference) East Championship during his senior year. He was the first ever college athlete to win the Frank Reich “Call to Courage” award, which was formerly only given to professional football players. He graduated with a Degree in Business and Financial Analysis. He worked as a financial adviser for over two years before leaving his career to become a full time missionary with BASIC College Ministries. He worked at BASIC for 7 years and also served as the Executive Director for 3 of those years. He now pastors at Love Joy Church in Lancaster, NY. He married his best friend Nicki and is a father to one son, Jonathan Jr.