Meet Our Team Day 2: Jonathan Draper, Writer
My name is Jonathan Draper and I married my wife, Ally, in 2017. We have a 1-year-old daughter named Maya, and another on the way! We live in Stanley, North Carolina.
I have been with the public accounting firm KPMG for 5 years, most recently as a tax manager. I enjoy the fast-paced and challenging work environment. In the future, possibly even in/near retirement, I would like to have my own tax or wealth management practice of some sort.
As a young child I struggled with the idea of “believing” for salvation or if I was even believing in the right way. On July 24, 2005, I was sitting in a gospel service in Hickory, NC, when it suddenly became so clear to me. I understood what it meant to believe—that it wasn’t about my action or effort. That night I put my trust in the finished work of Jesus on the cross of Calvary.
One of my favorite Scripture verses is John 19:30: “When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
My favorite hobbies involve playing sports. I love basketball, football, tennis, golf and volleyball. I also love to collect and trade sports memorabilia. My dream vacation destination would be Bora Bora, but more realistically, a two-week tour of the United Kingdom.
I said “yes” to writing for Vine to Branches in the hope that my writing would be an encouragement to any who visit the site.