Jake grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, he met and married his wife, Rachel. Jake and Rachel moved to Minnesota in 2019 so that he could pursue an M.Div. from Bethlehem Seminary. They have a son (John) and a daughter (Abigail). After graduation, Jake will be lead-teaching at a new Classical Christian Education school, Saint Boniface Academy, in Clinton, TN, as well as pursuing a pastorate in the future.