Dr. Jonathan Sparks-Franklin – Director/Campus Minister

Passionate about theological education, Jonathan is deeply committed to helping college students practice and make sense of their faith in a diverse and complicated world. He earned his BA in Philosophy and Religion from Spring Arbor University, his MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary, his MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his PhD in Religious Studies from Indiana University.

Jonathan is also teaching in the Theology Department at Xavier and working as the Director of Adult Education at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro, OH.

When he is not reading, writing, or hanging out with college students, he likes to spend most of his time hanging out with his wife and two beautiful kids, lifting weights at the gym, and eating good vegan food.

Student Leaders:

Coming Soon!

Board of Directors:

Lisa Allgood: Executive Presbyter

Rev. Brad Sheppard: Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Rev. Stacey Midge: Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church

Rev. Kevin Waters: Pleasant Plain Presbyterian Church

Dr. Mark Boyd (MD): Crescent Springs Presbyterian Church

Dr. Will Umphres: Department of Political Science, UC; UKirk Cincinnati Faculty Advisor

David Paulik: Dubuque Theological Seminary (MDiv); UC College of Medicine

Rob Heidenreich: President of the Board of Trustees, Presbytery of Cincinnati

Margaret Heidenreich: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (MDiv)