Jacob joined the staff at Shades in May of 2015. Shades was also his church home as a college and seminary student. He's the minister of single adults, which means he has pastoral responsibilities over all unmarried adults in the church. Specifically that means leading and administering Sunday School classes, Discipleship Groups, Bible Studies, and outreach. He's also the minister who oversees Pastoral Care and Benevolence. Jacob is married to Suzanne and father to John. Suzanne is a hospital chaplain at UAB Hospital and John is a baby.