Born and raised in Idaho Falls, ID, Jonathan currently lives in Glendale, AZ with his wife and 5 children. He has been actively involved in the intersection of faith and sexual orientation since his younger brother, Jamison, told him he was SSA in 2004; but in early 2013, he came out on YouTube, allowing their family to follow his footsteps in supporting the cause of understanding of SSA within their family, church, and community. He is married to Rachel, who understands and feels the heart of this issue as much as anyone he knows.
He is currently serving as high councilor in his stake and previously served as bishop until 2011. He works as a physician in an urban community health clinic in Phoenix where he also serves on committees aimed to promote diversity and provide outreach to various minority and marginalized people.