Jonathan Allen was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, to Rev. “Jack” and Ardeth Allen back in 1972. As a preacher’s kid (PK) he moved around a lot. His father was pastor at churches in Nova Scotia (Margaretsville, Windsor) and New Brunswick (Riverside-Albert, Moncton, Grand Bay, Riverview).
He has an older brother – David – and a younger sister – Jackie. David has two children: Winter and Scarlett. Jackie and her husband Grant Ashe, have two children as well: Calum and Megan.
Jonathan became a Wycliffe member in May 2016. Before Wycliffe, he worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in NB as a Campus Minister at Mount Allison University for 10 years.
Living in Moncton, NB, with his wife Erin (a Registered Nurse), he has four stepchildren – Anna (17), Luke (14), Gabrielle (12), and Cassia (10). Jonathan will work from a home office and travel throughout the province.
As Bud and Kala Thompson, Wycliffe members for 26 years, were retiring, Jonathan was interviewed as their replacement to represent us in New Brunswick and the Maritimes. Bud and Kala continue to live in Sussex, NB.
Church Connections (connecting the local Church to missions) is merging with Mobilization (recruiting) and Advancement (partner cultivation). Jonathan will work in a new department known as Engagement. His title is Engagement Advisor.
Please pray for Jonathan and his family as he works to represent Wycliffe, to invite people to missions, and to champion our projects and personnel around the world.