Jake O’Connor

Jake loves to help kids of all ages personalize their faith through Bible studies, service projects and community building events. Jake’s enthusiasm and personality push children and youth to build relationships with each other and with Jesus.

Jake grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering. However, in his last year at school, God put children’s and youth ministry on his heart and he has been pursuing that ever since. Jake has volunteered with the youth groups at First Presbyterian Church in Marion, served as a work projects coordinator for a summer with Youthworks, interned for a year at Platte City United Methodist Church and Heartland Camp near Kansas City, MO and brings years of camp experience (as a camper, counselor and program director) at Camp Wyoming.

Outside of work, Jake loves to hike outdoors, play and watch all sports (Hockey is his favorite!), and spend time with his family and friends.