Jared serves at Director Communications and Community, which means he plans, coordinates, and executes many of the places and spaces Grace uses to connect with people – both in our physical space (bulletins, print communications, signage, general marketing efforts) and in our digital space (website, email, social media, etc.) He also helps equip our volunteer leaders through committees and ministry teams. Jared is tasked with creating, strategizing, and executing our hybrid way of being community both in person and online. In addition, Jared leads the GraceAbounds Band from behind a vocal mic and an acoustic guitar. He has a decade of worship leading experience from the church sanctuary to the campfire ring. He’s been a member of Grace since 2007, and is married to fellow band-member and super-mom, Anna. They have four children – Sam, Josie, Clara, and Theo.
Jared continues to work with faith communities, churches, and camps exploring how our digital world collides with the processes, experiences, and relationships that form faith. He designs websites for churches, bloggers, and small businesses. As a general rule, he’d nearly always like to be in the Boundary Waters, paddling his canoe from lake to lake, looking for a great view and a good spot to cliff jump.