Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a leader in the New Monasticism movement, and a leading author and sought-after speaker on the topic. He considers himself to be an evangelical who connects with the broad Christian tradition and its monastic witnesses. He speaks often about emerging Christianity at universities, churches, and conferences across the denominational spectrum. He is an Associate Minister at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his family and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and the homeless. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School.