Reverend Dr. Jonathan New
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan New has served as Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship and Financial Development with the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, since 2014. In this ministry, Jonathan has overseen Conference fundraising and provided direct support to local church leaders on matters of stewardship, finance, organizational management, and vitality.
Prior to this, Jonathan was a settled pastor and intentional interim for several UCC churches, as well as an Open and Affirming facilitator and consultant on congregational vitality and stewardship, in the Vermont Conference.
He has taught UCC history, theology, and polity in a variety of settings, including Andover Newton Theological School, General Synod, the Conference CE Certification Program, and Super Saturday workshops. Jonathan has also served the wider UCC on the Manual on Ministry re-visioning committee and in 2020 will join its Manual on Church project.
Jonathan is a graduate of Oberlin College, holds theological degrees from Harvard Divinity and Andover Newton, and was ordained through the Metropolitan Boston Association in 1998. He makes his home in Cambridge, MA with his wife, Debbie, and spends his free time trying to keep up with the exploits of his two adult daughters, Sarah and Ellie, who live in Brooklyn, New York.