Pastor Jonathon O’Reilly
Pastor J – Compel Student Ministries, resident “trend”-setter, Kanye enthusiast – answers 21 questions about life, love, food, and hypothetical situations.
On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now? 11.
What’s the weirdest word in the English language? Weirdest word? Hmm. Reservoir.
What’s your spirit animal? Why? Does it have to be an animal? Can it be a person? I don’t like animals. I always think of a person. I would pick Steve Nash, because he’s like…just cool. He’s fashionable. He played professional basketball for the Suns, and he’s also a really good soccer player. And he’s still doing things in the world of sports.
Three people alive or dead that you’d like to have dinner with? Give me Kanye. Yeah I have some questions for Kanye. Also Greg Popovich. You gotta look him up. Google him. And…Fred Armison. We’d need someone to lighten the mood. Oh and…can I look up some ideas? Ooh this list has Martin Luther King Jr. Let’s add him for sure. I could just sit back and listen to all that.
What would be the title of your autobiography? Uh…haha…Started At the Bottom
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you ever? Second best? Meeting my wife. I was gonna say KD going to the Warriors, but that’s not the best answer.
What is your Enneagram number? 3. Figures.
Lebron or Kobe? Lebron. That’s not even a question. Kobe isn’t even in the top 5. Make sure you write that part.
What’s one skill you wish you had? Why? I wish I could sing. Because I want the voice of an angel.
If you could live in any era, what would it be? Why? Right now. Yeah, this is a good era.
What can make you laugh no matter what? Um…Jim Gaffigan
Best advice for your 19 year old self? Shoot your shot.
What’s your guilty pleasure? I would say my guilty pleasure is….wait what was Curt’s? Mine is so stupid. I would eat a box of Hot Tamales in one sitting. I’ll just smash those Hot Tamales. They’re amazing.
What is the theme song for your life right now? Have you heard of the song called the Anthem? Hahaha just kidding. Actually, as a Golden State Warriors fan, I would say Champion. No for real it would be All We Got by Chance the Rapper.
What’s one thing you need to have in your fridge at any given time? I would say…smoothies. I love smoothies.
What surprises you most about people? Their stories.
Pineapple on pizza? Awful.
If you had one superpower, what would it be? Flight. Because it would give me better perspective.
If you had to switch closets with another staff member, who would it be? Hahaha oh no hahahaha….I’d rather go naked.
Describe yourself in 3 words. I think it would be better if someone else described me in three words. Like Jessica. Jessica, describe me in three words. “Fashionable, loving, and uh….wise.” (Thanks, Jessica!). See, I couldn’t say that about myself.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list? I wanna hit the 50 year anniversary with my wife. I feel like 50’s big. Like we’ll have long healthy lives. I want to witness a game 7 of the NBA finals, and also see a World Cup final.