Jake is a native of Sussex County and has been serving as pastor of Gethsemane since September 2017. He is a 2004 graduate of Sussex Central High School; he received his degree in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in 2009, and earned a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary in 2016. Jake is an Ordained Elder in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Some of his passions include intentional faith development and serving in the community while developing relationships with others. Jake has been married to Emily since 2014 and they have five wonderful children.