Jonathan Walton, Executive Director
InterVarsity NYCUP - New York, NY
November 26, 2014
Although originally from Virginia, Jonathan Walton has given his life to the great city of New York. Ever since arriving to NYC for school, Jonathan Walton was stirred to make a difference. After graduating from Columbia University, Jonathan committed to impacting the lives of young people. Since then he has served as the Executive Director of New York City Urban Project with InterVarsity USA. In his role as leader of the InterVarsity NYCUP, he calls and challenges students and volunteers alike to put their faith into concrete, sustainable action. Jonathan is passionate about how justice and the Gospel intersect, and desires to help every person he meets encounter this truth.
InterVarsity's vision is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world-changers developed. Jonathan Walton leads this charge by example. At NYCUP he seeks to develop leaders with the character and capacity to change the world. With New York City at their fingertips, they use this unique city as their very own classroom and stage. For the last 7 years, Jonathan has informed, inspired, and equipped countless students to engage and act against injustice by joining God in the renewal of all things.
Jonathan Walton is also a very dynamic and effective communicator. He is the author of three books of poetry and short stories. Besides his poetry, Walton is known for his talks on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the arts and faith, "hard questions about God," justice and poverty, creative activism and strategic development. He has preached and given lectures at various events. Presently, he lives with his wife, Priscilla, in NYC.