Jonathan Barney

Jonathan has been leading, teaching and discipling students in professional youth ministry the last decade in Chicagoland. His greatest desire is to see people’s lives saturated and transformed by the Gospel.

Originally a native of the San Francisco area, Jonathan has been discipling students for fifteen years. He enjoys hanging out in coffee shops, reading, bonfires, and spending quality time with friends and family, alongside his wife Chelsea and their four children! He and his wife have recently pursued the call to begin planting a church in Glendale Heights, IL. You can contact him at

Multiplying Leaders To Disciple Students

We are always in danger of what Stephen Covey called the tyranny of the urgent. In youth ministry, this often means we run from meeting to meeting: with students in crisis, with anxious parents, with timid leaders and…