Jonny began serving as pastor for Circle of Hope in September 2010 when we launched our first successful “hive” of a “hived” congregation in North Philly. In September of 2018, that congregation consolidated with the one on Frankford Ave., and Jonny began serving there primarily. Before pastoring, Jonny was a social studies teacher for the School District of Philadelphia in Kensington. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Temple University. He was a MDiv student at Palmer Theological Seminary. He married Kristen in 2010. They have two daughters. The Rashids live in North Philadelphia. He's an avid home cook, a Philly sports fan, an affordable housing advocate. Theologically, he is interested in restitution and justice work. He writes on discipleship, theology, pop culture, and leadership on his blog more than self-expression.