Jonathan is committed to his community and to his Christian faith. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e., the Mormon Church) and has had many opportunities to grow and serve others during his involvement with his church. Jonathan served a mission for his church in Leipzig, Germany, from 2000 to 2002 where he was called to serve as a zone leader and later as an assistant to his mission president. After returning from his mission, Jonathan served as a volunteer for the LDS temple in Belmont, MA, from 2005 to 2010. During that time, he served as a graduate resident tutor from 2008 to 2010 where he was responsible for overseeing and mentoring forty undergraduate students in the New House dormatory at MIT. He later served with his wife as a volunteer in the LDS temple in Oakland, CA, from 2010 to 2013. Jonathan enjoys volunteering in homeless shelters wherever he lives and has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of formative leadership positions in his church. Jonathan has served as the president of an elders quorum, the president of Boston's LDS Institute of Religion, and a leader of a troop of twenty 11-year-old boy scouts. Jonathan was most recently called to serve as the bishop of his congregation of more than 470 individuals in January of 2015. Jonathan believes that the purpose of this life is to come to know and become like God through principles of learning, integrity, hard work, honesty, humility, service, and faith in Jesus Christ. To learn more about his faith click here.
Bishop Hopkins and his two counselors
Elder Hopkins' free English class taught in Germany on his mission
Jonathan's wedding at the LDS temple in Oakland, CA