Dr. Jonathan Sparks-Franklin is the Director/Campus Minister for UKirk Cincinnati.

He has a PhD in Religious Studies from Indiana University, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an MTS from United Theological Seminary.

Jonathan teaches in the Theology Department at Xavier University. Additionally, he is the Director of Adult Education at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro, OH where his wife Sarah is the pastor.

Jonathan and Sarah have two children, Cora and Levi.

When Jonathan is not reading, writing, or working with students, he likes to spend his time hanging out with his family, lifting weights at the gym, and eating good vegan food. 

Jonathan Sparks Franklin

Jonathan Sparks-Franklin

UKirk Director