Pastor Jared grew up in Willow Street and graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School. After high school, he went to Millersville University, where he ran track and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Education. Right after college, Pastor Jared married his high school sweetheart, Jenn. He then taught two years at a middle school in York County, before coming back to his alma mater of Lampeter-Strasburg to teach in the high school for six years. During this time, Pastor Jared earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and attained his principal certification, which is where he thought his path would take him. In May 2011, he felt a desire to disciple students and use his gifts to teach in the church. Pastor Jared now serves as the Pastor of Next Generation, which includes middle school and high school students. He lives in East Lampeter with his wonderful wife Jennifer and three kids, Hallie, Ethan, and Reagan.