Jared grew up in upstate New York. He placed his faith in Jesus at an early age and felt a call to ministry as a teenager. He received his undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Religious Education from Davis College in New York, his Masters of Arts in Ministry degree from Moody Graduate School in Chicago, and is currently completing his Ph.D. in the Integration of Religion and Society from OMEGA Graduate School in Tennessee. As a college student, Jared came to Bridgeway as a student ministries intern. After graduating college he accepted the role of youth director in May of 2000. Since 2000 Jared has served in many roles at Bridgeway including Family Ministries Pastor, Pastor of Events and Logistics, Missions Pastor, and Creative Arts Pastor.
Jared loves to spend time with his wife, Amie, and two sons Jacob and Joel. Jared especially enjoys watching his boys play sports, skiing with his family, and playing about any sport.
Jared believes that the Church is called to be one and that a unified body of Christ is the hope of the world. He also has the heart to help multicultural ministries grow and succeed, which is what his doctoral dissertation focuses on.
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