Jay was serving in his 15th year as Lead Pastor at Columbus Evangelical Church when called to be Superintendent of the Western Conference. He was formerly a Western Conference Chairman and Director of Kingdom Resources for our denomination.
Jay won the Basketball State Championship at Denver Christian High School in Denver, CO. He is a 1989 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho with a degree in Teacher Education, and a Master's in Administration from Idaho State University. Jay received an award for Idaho Middle School Teacher of the Year. He was Athletic Director and Vice-President for Advancement at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT.
Jay was licensed to Preach and Ordained in 2002 in the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church under the mentorship of Reverend Steve Strutz. Jay and his wife Lisa (married in 1990) have two children, daughter Sarah and son Josiah. Jay is currently a Doctoral student at Portland Seminary at George Fox University. He is a Denver Broncos fan!