Jared grew up in Ohio and came to faith in a non-denominational church as a young child. He and his wife Jennifer met while attending Wheaton College in Illinois. After moving to New Jersey in 2016, Jared joined Hope Presbyterian Church where he and Jennifer attend with their two children.

After several jobs in the hazardous waste management industry, Jared now works as an Inspector for the Department of Environmental Protection. When he’s not doing home or small engine repairs, Jared enjoys hiking, riding motorcycles, and trying to learn the banjo.