Pastor Jared was born and raised in McPherson, KS. After graduating from McPherson High, he attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. After studying graphic design, youth ministry and elementary education, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2012. In 2016, Jared received his M.A. in Christian Leadership from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago. Jared was previously the Director of Youth Ministries at New Hope Evangelical Church in McPherson, KS from 2012-2017. Pastor Jared has been married to Karissa for 4 1/2 years. They are expecting a baby boy in February 2018. Pastor Jared started at HMBC in August of 2017.