Jason grew up in NC and is a graduate of Campbell University, Asbury Seminary, and holds a Dmin from Duke Divinity. Before Open Table he lived in Milwaukee, WI where served as the lead pastor of Transformation City Church. He’s a former missionary in Russia, the co-founder of Trailside Games (a board game company), the author of Dangerous Presence: Following Jesus into the City, and the co-founder and former president of Exploit No More - which established aftercare for underage victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Milwaukee. He loves to hike, watch the Tarheels, build stuff, and work in his garden. He’s married and has 3 kids ages 16-4.