We exist to guide students into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and work to see their continued spiritual maturation into fruit bearing members of the body of Christ. Our core values are to Accept Christ as Lord and Savior, Worship our Creator, Serve others as Christ served us, to Discover more about God's Word and nature, and to ultimately Invite others to experience the love of Jesus Christ with us.
JR is currently overseeing Tri-Village Student Ministry as the Interim Family Life Director. JR has been attending Tri-Village for almost a decade. He and his wife Audrey have served as volunteers in the youth ministry for the past 3 years and have also helped serve on the worship team.
JR grew up in Pataskala, OH. Being raised in the church and coming from a line of pastors and worship directors, JR gave his life to Christ at an early age. He continued to be involved in church throughout his youth. He graduated from Watkins Memorial High School in 2012. He went on to graduate from Bowling Green State University in 2016 with a degree in Integrated Social Studies Education and minors in History and Political Science. He is currently in his 5th year of teaching American Government and AP U.S. Government courses at C-TEC of Licking County in Newark, OH. He and his wife were married in 2018. His wife is from Upper Arlington and currently works as a 4th grade teacher at Watkins Intermediate School.
JR enjoys football, fishing, paint-balling, playing music, woodworking, and playing video games. In high school, JR was involved in choir and musical theater - becoming the scrawniest human to ever play the Beast in "Beauty & the Beast." In college, JR performed in an a-cappella group, a bluegrass/folk band, and helped run a Bible study at his church.
JR and his wife currently live in Pataskala.