Hi. I’m Jesse. And sadly I am not the heir to a syrup empire, but I am the LEAD Pastor here at Rain City Church. My wife, Marisa, and I started this church in 2011 with a small group of dedicated folks, no real idea how to start a church, and the hope of creating a place where spiritual orphans, misfits and burnouts could feel at home. It’s been incredible to get a front row seat over these past years to see how God has grown this church and is transforming the messiest of lives and turning perfect strangers into a family.
I’m a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and am originally from California which is why I still root for my beloved Dodgers, but I’ve fully embraced the Seahawks and am a proud 12th man.
I live in Kirkland, WA with my wife, Marisa, our three kids, Liam, Finn and Harper, and our dog Maple Syrup.
Oh, and I forgot to mention one of my most important achievements: I was the Sit & Reach champion of my 7th grade class.