Meet our PastorThe Rev. Jonathan Chapman
Rev. Jonathan Chapman graduated from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in May 2010. At Candler, he was active with the Office of Worship, and was awarded the Hoyt Hickman Award for Outstanding Liturgical Scholarship. Jonathan is a 2007 Congregational Fellow and 2006 Undergraduate Fellow with The Fund for Theological Education..
He graduated from Elon University in 2007 with a degree in Religious Studies. At Elon, Jonathan worked extensively with the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and with The Pendulum, Elon’s student newspaper. He was selected as a Leadership Fellow and studied in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the Spring of 2006. Jonathan was awarded the W. L. Monroe Christian Education and Personality Award in the 2007. While at Elon he joined Elon Community Church, United Church of Christ, the congregation in which he was ordained.
Jonathan joined Westfield in October of 2012 and was officially installed as Pastor and Teacher in May of 2013.
He was selected to be a part of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative, a program sponsored by the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ that works with young clergy committed to parish ministry through a decade-long relationship. In January of 2017, he was named as Lions Club Humanitarian for his contributions to Killingly’s revitalization efforts. He has a passion for visual worship (a topic he blogs regularly about at revjonchapman.com) and will be married his husband, Greg, in December of 2014 at Westfield.