Organist & Artistic Director of Music
Jonas begins his 49th year as the organist for Portland’s First United Methodist Church. He is an internationally renowned virtuoso organist equally skilled in both traditional classical and modern/popular schools of musical performance.
Jonas has consistently motivated the music program at FUMC to be represent the best of many varying musical traditions that support the essential Christian message. His dedication to the FUMC music program for over four decades include being the present Artistic Director of Music and a founding director of the Contemporary Choir in the 1970s. He has served as organist for the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, several other major denomination gatherings and many organ dedication events throughout the US and Canada. He is a highly respected choral accompanist and frequently presents workshops on this topic nationwide.