is the author of the Jonathan Effect, an upcoming book about the power of the church and its people to help schools and their students win the battle against poverty. He is also the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping urban schools, churches and impact organizations create strategies to improve conditions and outcomes for kids.
Born and raised in Detroit, he has had a life-long calling to make Detroit a better place to be a kid and to raise a family. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, he co-founded an organization that now serves 14,000 children each year, served on the Board for Detroit Public Schools, helped a charter school district graduate more than 90% of its first high school class, created a plan and led the effort to turnaround the city’s most challenged high schools, and launched a training center for young people in partnership with best-selling author, Mitch Albom.
He and his wife, Maritza, live with their three children outside Ann Arbor, Michigan.