Jared is Hosanna!'s Youth Pastor. He ministers to the spiritual needs of students in grades 7-12, and works with parents and volunteers to train them to serve students as well. Jared tries to live according to the principles in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing." Jared and his wife, Carla, and their daughter, Mara, and son, Javin, live in Manheim, and he says that he has been attending Hosanna! "...ever since I was born."