Pastor Jake joined Berean’s staff in January 2023. His role includes supporting Pastor Deven and collaborating on the vision, mission, and strategy across all departments at Berean. He is so excited and honored to be able to help lead Berean in setting long-term objectives and strategies as we look to the future and all that God has in store for our church. He finds great joy in execution and implementation as he works with the Pastoral Team on equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, helping each person identify their God-given gifts and passions to make a difference in their spheres of influence.
Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Winona State University (Winona, MN) and a Master’s Degree in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary (Arden Hills, MN).
He grew up in Waukesha, WI and is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and a Chicago Cubs fan. Fun fact: He had the privilege of going to Game 5 of the World Series in Chicago (ask him about it sometime!). Jake is married to the love of his life, Jen, and they have two amazing children. Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, golf, pickleball, and doesn’t like donuts.