Jonathan trained for ordination at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. After studying Theology and Religious Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, he served his title as Curate at St Matthew, Elephant and Castle, in the diocese of Southwark from 1991 to 1994, before becoming Bishop of Truro’s Domestic Chaplain from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 2003 he was Vicar at the Good Shepherd, Brighton in Chichester Diocese. From 2003 to 2007 he was Archdeacon of Pontefract in Wakefield Diocese, then Dean of Wakefield from 2007 to 2017, before being installed as the 71st Dean of Exeter in 2017.
Jonathan is married to Pamela, a retired international tax accountant, now a freelance musician.