Jacob was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Concordia University Wisconsin and graduated in 2005. Jacob has a Master’s degree in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary and recently graduated from the SMP Program through Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Jacob married his beautiful wife, Amanda, in 2012. They have two amazing boys, Asher and Micah, and are expecting Baby Levi this November!

Jacob loves spending time with his family, especially playing with Asher and Micah and building LEGO sets with them. His other favorite pastimes include spending time with people (extrovert!), playing volleyball, card games and board games, cooking, and binge-watching shows on Netflix or Hulu.