Jonathan Birner is a graduate of Concordia College in Bronxville, New York where he received his B.A. in organ performance under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Heschke. He has over 20 years of service in churches of all denominations, but mostly in the Lutheran Church in which he was raised. His father and brother and many uncles, aunts, and cousins are pastors and teachers in the Lutheran Church. Jonathan currently serves as organist and choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida where he has been since January of 2000.