Jake Kircher

Next Generation Pastor, Grace Community Church

Topic: Helping Teenagers Own Their Faith

Session: Immaturity and Transition in Youth Ministry, Pre-Summit Session


Jake has been working with youth and their families for fourteen years and is a Licensed Minister. Currently, he is the Next Generation Pastor at Grace Community Church in New Canaan, CT and also serves with REACH Youth New England doing Regional Training, Communications and Website Management.

Jake has been published in Youth Worker Journal, Group Magazine, NNYM.com,YouthMinistry.com, ImmerseJournal.com and Relevant Magazine both in print and online.  He is also the author of Teaching Teenagers in a Post-Christian World, the THINK Curriculum Volumes 1, 2 & 3, and 99 Thoughts on Marriage and Ministry.

He has been married to Melissa (a writer whose work can be seen at www.mkircher.com) for nine years. Together they write a blog on marriage and relationships called The Holymess of Marriage. They live in Connecticut with their two children.