Help us welcome Jared during all services, Aug. 21!
Greetings! My name is Jared Howard and I am looking forward to being a part the staff at Peace for the next two years in the role of pastoral intern. My wife, Sarah, our two kids, Abigail (4) and Jonah (1), and I are excited to join the community at Peace. We have lived in Gahanna since 2012 and are both central Ohio natives. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in History from The Ohio State University, and I am currently in my third year of the Master of Divinity program at Trinity Lutheran Seminary.
Prior to starting at Trinity, I served as a youth director for congregations in Athens and Marion, Ohio. I was a Camp Mowana counselor for several years and coached for a high school speech and debate team. During my time at Trinity I served as worship life sacristan and was trained as a Healthy Congregations facilitator and a Community Organizer. I also serve on the board of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, a non-profit organization working for clean energy and environmental justice.
When I am not wrangling my two little ones or our hyper Australian cattle dog, Emma, I can be found tending my garden, turning my compost pile, reading Star Wars novels, or playing my guitar. I hope to sit down with many of you over the next two years with a cup of coffee and conversation as we all share our story together.