The Rev. Dr. Jonah So

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The Loving God invites us into the ministry of space creation. A space that is inviting, safe and inclusive is at the heart of God. That’s what I desire to do: faithfully contribute to creating and maintaining a sacred space for Christ to work. That is the ministry I am honored to do as the executive pastor at Fifth Avenue. As I live out my call, I have the privilege to do it as a husband to Jennifer, the best gift to me from God, and as the “okay-est” dad to Avery and Harvey. I recently discovered a passion for gardening – although, in the truest sense, it would be more accurately called “weeding.” Although I have yet to plant seeds, I immensely enjoy digging out the roots of bindweed!

Parsippany, New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts
New York University

Master of Divinity
Princeton Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Hobbies and Interests

  • Golf
  • Coaching kids’ sports
  • “Gardening”
  • Scrolling through any streaming service just to see what I could watch

My Favorites
Books: The Traveler’s Gate Trilogy, by Will Wight; My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George; The Crucifixion of Ministry, by Andrew Purves

Movies: Goodfellas; The Lion King; My Boss, My Teacher

TV: Survivorman, Suits, Ozark