Pastor Jonathan Coates began to serve the Belfast FMC community in late 2020. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014 and later from Wesley Seminary in 2019. From 2014-2020 he served as the Associate Pastor of the Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church in Champaign, IL, where he led youth ministry and oversaw the Christian Education team. He married his wife Kate in 2016. Their son, Josiah, was born in 2019. Jonathan loves being "on mission" with his family, and enjoys seeing how God brings about transformation in people's hearts. He also enjoys being outdoors, watching baseball, and spending time with friends and family (usually by playing a favorite game).