Author: Jonathan Whitehead

Josh Abbotoy

Josh Abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before earning his J.D. at Harvard Law School. His writing has appeared in American Reformer, the American Mind and the Federalist, among other places. Josh lives with wife and four children in the Dallas, Texas area.

Jonathan Whitehead

Jonathan Whitehead represents churches, denominations, colleges, and religious organizations on matters of corporate governance and compliance. He played a leading role in landmark Missouri cases on the relationship between denominational groups and their related entities. He has authored numerous amicus briefs and been co-counsel on cases before the United States Supreme Court. In 2018, he was named an "Influential Appellate Advocate" by Missouri's Lawyers Weekly. He is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University (2001) and Harvard Law School (2004). He is also a Blackstone Fellow (2002).

Amici Acrimony

Messengers never approved a mechanism to sign the Southern Baptist Convention and its 45,000 churches on to this kind of brief.