Only Wonder Understands is written by Jay Voorhees, the senior pastor of the Old Hickory United Methodist Church in Northeast Nashville. Jay is a pastor, blogger, geek, author, and community activist who is trying to live out Christ’s command to love God with all heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourself. Jay was involved in the early days of the emerging church conversation, and continues to challenge the church to live up to its radical calling. Jay has written for several different publications, and is the co-editor/publisher of The MethoBlog, a site dedicated to aggregating content from United Methodist oriented bloggers. Jay also understands his calling not simply to a congregation, but rather to a community, and has been involved in political advocacy and community development activities as a means of carrying out that call.
More important than anything else, Jay is the father of two daughters — Grace and Anna — and is married to the Rev. Kay Hereford Voorhees.