Associate Pastor of Creative Arts

Jake grew up in Clay Center, KS where he was raised up in the church singing hymns and eventually praise choruses. His path into vocational ministry bears a resemblance to Jonah in the fact that God kept nudging him towards it despite Jake’s perceived plans and paths. God continually built and affirmed a passion in him for intimate, real, and powerful worship through the arts. After graduating from Central Christian College in McPherson, KS he served as a part-time worship leader and youth group leader before eventually being called to New Life.  He and his wife, Sarah, were thrilled to accept the call into full-time vocational ministry in November 2016.

Education: B.S. Music – Central Christian College

Personal: Married to Sarah since 2010

Hobbies: Photography, Video Games, Lawn-care

Favorite Movie(s): Moulin Rouge & Saving Private Ryan

Favorite Book(s): A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Favorite Quote: “Your past should explain you, not excuse you.”

Favorite Verse: Psalm 103:11-12 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love of those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.