Jonathan Burkis, son of Todd and Rayna Burkis, ranks 5th among 9 children. Inheriting a love for sports, he played flag football for many years before giving it up to concentrate more on basketball. He has played basketball and baseball, both on the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, with Starkville Christian School.
Jonathan has participated in the Starkville Homeschool Music Co-op program from its beginning, singing in all three choirs and playing trumpet and drums in both bands. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends, and playing ball.
While he trusts God to lead him, he plans, after a short break from school, to go into ministry and hopes to one day be a coach. One of his favorite verses ”For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a hope and future.” — Jeremiah 29:11