Please know that I often perform at two locations on Sundays… in a morning worship service and also later in the day, mid-afternoon or evening. So if you see a Sunday date you like but it has a booking already, there may still be an option for you at the other time of day.  

You can reach me at 319-431-9934 or

I look forward to speaking with you.  Thanks and Blessings!  + Jonathan


Summer –  Mount Carmel Family Camp and Retreat Center, Alexandria, MN                   This is where I serve, year-round, as the Director of Progamming. Please know, I am still available for bookings during this time, but in a more limited capacity. Advance planning and communication will help us find a way to make it happen.

October 3 (Saturday)  Resurrection Lutheran, Yukon, OK  Witnesses (In progress)

Oct 4-7 (Sun-Wed am)  LCMC National Gathering, Dallas, TX  (Vendor)

Oct 12-13 – North Carolina Theological Pastor’s Conference  Lutheridge Camp and Conference Center, Arden North Carolina   Keynote Speakers (with my wife, Jana)

Oct 18 – (Tentative) Little Sauk, MN   Fall Harvest Festival  (Not yet confirmed, so for now this date may become available. I AM available this morning.)

Nov 20-22 – Fall High School Conference, E. Central Synod of Wisconsin  (in process)

Dec 4  Spencer, IA  Christmas Dinner Theater  Celebrate the Child

Dec 4 am  Drama Ministry Workshop, Spencer, IA

Dec 5,6 (Sat, Sun) Gloria Dei, Sioux Falls, SD  (Tentative)  (Christmas Show)

Dec 9   Hutchison, MN   Witnesses

Dec 11 (Friday) Mission in Christ Lutheran, Strawberry Point, IA  Celebrate the Child

Dec 13 (Sun am) Our Savior’s Lutheran Church   Hartland, WI   Celebrate the Child 

Dec 13 (Sun pm) …….. Lutheran Church   ……………, WI   Celebrate the Child

Dec 20 — (Sun am) – PRIME DATE OPEN!

2016 BOOKINGS … 

Jan 3  Luth C. of the Cross, Lag. Woods, CA   Celebrate t/Child

April 22, 23, 24   NW MN Synod Youth Gathering

June 11 (Sat) Mabel Lutheran Church  Mabel, MN  125th Anniversary  Witnesses

Oct 18,19,20     NW MN Synod Youth Gathering



Recent Posts

Christmas Show Live Performance DVD’s ARE HERE!

“Celebrate the Child” DVD’s Are Here!

Hot off the press, you can now order your own copy of “Celebrate the Child”… the Christmas drama I perform each year during the Advent and Christmas seasons. Written by Curt Cloninger and performed with his permission, this delightful and touching drama blends a variety of characters and carols for a deeply meaningful sharing of the Christmas story.  CtC Covers and DVD

I’ve added a bit of additional content and a message to this wonderful piece written by my friend and theatrical mentor, Curt. In the latter part of the program I speak about the reality of Jesus coming into our lives as Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace” and I encourage those listening to bring the gift of the Christ-child home with us to live in our hearts and lives throughout the year.

If you would like more information to consider bringing this production to your church, retreat or other event this year, please see the “TOURING PRODUCTIONS” page on this website and click on “Celebrate the Child”.

Thanks to all who came to the live performance this past December. It was a wonderful evening and I was so grateful to see so many friends and supporters there. You are a great gift and your encouragement and support is extremely appreciated.  DVD Front Cover

ORDER YOUR OWN COPY! If you would like to order your own copy of the DVD (or if you already ordered a DVD on the night of filming and have not yet received it!) please write to me at or call me at 319-431-9934 and we will get one to you immediately! The cost is $20 which includes postage. If you would like 2 or more, please lt me know and I will share discounts for multiple purchases. Some folks are already buying copies to give as Christmas presents next year. Fun idea.. and, of course, this helps to keep Paraphrase Theatre up and running. I appreciate your support, my fiends. Enjoy the DVD and Celebrate the Child!

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