Fr. Jonathan comes from a missionary family: his parents were career missionaries in Vietnam, Indonesia, and the U.S. He lived in Indonesia as a child but was mostly raised in Northern California, where his parents ministered to Southeast Asian immigrants.
Years ago he went on a spiritual journey to discover the meaning of historic Christian worship. That journey led him to the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican way. He was confirmed in the Reformed Episcopal Church by Bishop Dan Morse in 2004.
Fr. Jonathan has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary (Newburg, IN—accredited by the University of Liverpool and Canterbury Christ Church University, UK). He moved to Houston in 2006 to attend Cranmer Theological House. He graduated summa cum laude from Cranmer House, with an M.Div. in 2009, was made a deacon that same year, and was ordained a priest in 2010. In Houston, he met and married his wife Sommer Bridges in 2008.
Fr. Jonathan served as Associate Rector at St. Francis under Dr. Curtis Crenshaw for four years. After Dr. Crenshaw announced his retirement, Fr. Jonathan received a call from the Vestry of the parish and was installed as Rector by Bishop Royal U. Grote Jr. in 2014. He served as Rector of St. Francis for five years.
In addition to pastoral ministry, Fr. Jonathan was involved with teaching and curriculum development at two classical Christian schools in the greater Houston area, and served as thesis advisor to seniors completing their senior theses each year. He also spent six years in prison ministry to young offenders as assistant to the Protestant Chaplain at what was then the largest youth prison in the state of California.
Fr. Jonathan and Sommer Trebilco joined The St. Timothy School faculty in the summer of 2019. They have a three year old daughter, Gabrielle.