Jonathan Imbody serves as Vice President for Government Relations and directs the Christian Medical Association's Washington Office. As CMA's liaison with the federal government, he has participated in over 30 White House meetings and events and makes over 200 personal contacts with Congressional leaders and government officials each year. Jonathan testified on euthanasia and assisted suicide before a U.S. Senate committee.
A veteran writer of over 30 years, Jonathan authored Faith Steps (2015, 2nd ed. 2016), which includes a 13-week study guide and encourages and equips Christians to engage in public policy issues. For endorsements of and excerpts from Faith Steps, visit http://www.freedom2care.org/learn/page/faith-steps-book-study-guide.
He has published over 100 commentaries in The Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times and many other national publications. World magazine featured his essay summarizing the major medical accomplishments and challenges of the past millennium. He has also written numerous magazine articles, marketing materials and educational curricula.
Jonathan's writing focuses on public policy issues including freedom of faith, conscience and speech; human trafficking; abortion; assisted suicide; stem cell research; the role of faith in health; international health; health care policy; sexual risk avoidance and HIV/AIDS. His on-site research on euthanasia in the Netherlands formed the basis for the No Mercy video and a presentation at an international conference in The Hague.
Jonathan received his bachelor's degree in journalism and speech communications from the Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree from Penn State in counseling and education and a certificate in biblical and theological studies from the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York.
Jonathan's wife Amy is an author and heads the Lorien Wood School in Vienna, Va. They have four children and three grandchildren and live in the Washington, DC suburbs.