Jared joined the Heritage staff in 2019 as the associate pastor in charge of all family ministries, including the children’s ministry and youth ministry. Jared was born and raised in Whittier, California. While studying leadership at Vanguard University, Jared heard God’s call to be a pastor. This led to an opportunity to serve at his longtime home church (Whittier Area Community Church) as a youth pastor in 2006, and eventually overseeing the small groups ministry. Jared’s passion is to see people of all ages grow in their relationship with Jesus. He’s a gifted leader and teacher, and enjoys studying the subject of leadership. He plans to finish his Master’s of Divinity degree, and actually loves reading Bible commentaries. Jared is married to Pamela and they have three boys – Nolan (10), Joel (8), and Curren (3). They love raising their boys, eating delicious food, and family time at the beach. For fun, Jared enjoys surfing (Uppers), jiu-jitsu, being in nature, and a good competition.