Jared is a graduate of Indiana University were he studied Finance. Soon after, he was convinced his motivation for financial and career success was empty and felt drawn to a life of service. He joined the teaching corps of Teach for America and after two years of teaching became a missionary to high school students with Cru, where he and his wife have been for more than 10 years now. He and Dominique have been married since 2010. Among other roles he is also a father to Josiah and Janelle and a self-proclaimed jack of all trades.