Jonathan Callard is a writer, editor, and teacher. His work appears in Pittsburgh Magazine, PublicSource, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction, Hotel Amerika, Gulf Coast, Image, Arts & Letters, Gulf Stream, INTER,The Witness, and the Dallas Morning News, among others, and has earned fellowships from the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He offers writer mentoring services and also teaches for Creative Nonfiction magazine and the University of Pittsburgh, where he received an MFA in Writing. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Building on twenty years of experience in higher education as an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, public relations specialist with the Graduate Theological Union, and admissions officer and fundraiser at Tufts University, Jonathan has led writing workshops with Interfaith Youth Core and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has also worked in Christian formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and more recently revitalized the young adult ministry at Calvary Episcopal Church. He served as assistant editor with The Witness magazine and managed the Via Media project for Every Voice Network. In 2018, he was recognized as a “Most Valuable Professor” by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Athletics for his mentoring of student athletes.
Jonathan’s work with words arises out of the belief that each of us is blessed with a unique set of voices that shape who we are and why we are here. His call is to illuminate new ways of waking that can transform individuals, communities, and the world.