Jesse is sadly not the heir to a syrup empire, but he is the Lead Pastor at Rain City Church. He and his wife, Marisa, started Rain City in 2011 with the hope of creating a place where spiritual orphans, misfits and burnouts could feel at home. One of his favorite things about Rain City is watching God change the messiest of lives and turning perfect strangers into a Christ-centered Church family.
When he's not speaking and leading at Rain City, Jesse also has a passion for music. Some of the bright spots of his career include the time that Katy Perry opened for him before she made it big, songs he has written that are being sung in churches across the world, and a couple of his songs went to number one on the Billboard charts. Some of the low points include being an official four time loser at the Dove Awards and also the time he broke his leg in the middle of a sold out show when attempting a toe touch by jumping off of the drum risers. Apparently being the 7th grade sit and reach champion didn't end up paying off later on in life.
Jesse is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and originally hails from California which is why he still roots for his beloved Dodgers, but he’s fully embraced his Northwest roots by becoming an all out Seattle Seahawks 12th man.
Jesse lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife, Marisa and their three kids, Liam, Finn and Harper.