Pastor

Jason Storbakken is the pastor of Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship. He is husband to Vonetta and father to Chloe and Elgin. Vonetta is founder and executive director of Radical Living, a Brooklyn-based community organization that builds community around food, sustainable practices, and green spaces. Jason and Vonetta deeply value community, radical inclusion, and together they have endeavored to create safe spaces for spiritual experimentation and exploration, and the movement for social justice.

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Jason spent nearly ten years as the Director of Compassionate Care at The Bowery Mission where he oversaw programs and provided pastoral care to the poorest and most vulnerable New Yorkers. As minister to the homeless, he learned what it means to truly be part of a beloved community.

Jason earned a Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. And currently he is a Doctor of Ministry student at Boston University School of Theology. He loves the mystics, the early Mothers and Fathers of the Church, poetry, and music from across faith traditions and cultures.

He is author of Radical Spirituality: Repentance, Resistance, Revolution (Orbis). And he has written numerous articles for publications as far-ranging as Forbes and Rolling Stone. His second book, God on the Bowery, is under contract with Plough and is scheduled to be published in fall 2018. Jason has been featured as a ministry leader in the New York Times, New York Press, and other publications.

His faith story is available to read at this link.