Pastor Jonathan was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and, after college, proceeded to move all around the country to help next generations find and follow Jesus. He comes to Pathways with 20+ years of student ministry experience in all sorts of settings, eager to see how God will use him next! Hopefully that will involve lots of meals with all our different families and cultures, and leading our student ministries towards even more dynamic growth, all with great laughter and joy. Rev. Jonathan Der holds dual BAs in English Literature and Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.