Jonathan has been a part of the Good Shepherd staff for six years. In his role as Choirmaster, Jonathan directs the Good Shepherd Choir and Evensong Choir. He originally grew up in Binghamton, New York, and later earned his DMA at The Hartt School, University of Hartford-choral conducting and his MM at The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam-music education. Jonathan and his husband of 17 years, Danton Bankay, landed in Austin eight years ago when Jonathan accepted a role at Texas State University, where he still teaches when away from Good Shepherd. Jonathan’s mother spends her winters in Texas and also attends Good Shepherd regularly when in town.