Jesse is originally from Port Orange, Florida. He graduated from Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree. His study emphases were in New Testament theology, Greek, and preaching. He received a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Lincoln Christian University. He has been serving in ministry since 2001.
Jesse and Cynthia were married in June of 2004. Cynthia is originally from Washington, Missouri. She is also a graduate of Ozark Christian College. Cynthia's studies included family and youth ministry, teaching and counseling. She also worked as a Cosmetologist before taking on the role of full-time mom and pastor's wife. Their four children are Josiah, Clara, Cayla, and Jonas.
Cynthia currently serves the NMSI community in Fort Myers in a number of different roles, both in and outside of the office.
Jesse and Cynthia have been working with youth for over 15 years including several years of ministry in Australia. Their family loves engaging others relationally and building them up to fulfill their role in God's Kingdom.
Jesse is currently serving as the Director of Programming for YouthHOPE.
His work includes:
- Youth Ministry Training, Resourcing, and Consulting
- Leadership and Organizational Development
- Strategic Projects and Partnerships
- Asia Regional Liaison
With NMSI since 2008