Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. He lives with his family at the Rutba House in Durham, North Carolina, where he directs School for Conversion. His books include Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, Strangers at My Door, The Awakening of Hope,The Wisdom of Stability, and The New Monasticism, and he is coauthor with Reverend Dr. William Barber II of The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.
In 2003, Jonathan and his wife Leah founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. He directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that has grown out of the life of Rutba House to pursue beloved community with kids in their neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an associate minister at the historically black St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church.
Jonathan is a leader in the New Monasticism movement. He speaks often about emerging Christianity to churches and conferences across the denominational spectrum and has given lectures at dozens of universities, including Calvin College, Bethel University, Duke University, Swarthmore College, St. John’s University, DePaul University, and Baylor University.