Restored Kids 11 a.m. Director
Jarek co-leads the Restored Kids ministry. He spends his time ensuring that every parent and kid that joins us on a Sunday will feel safe, have a great time, and see Jesus's love more clearly!
1. What do you do for fun?
I am crazy about learning! I read and listen to lots of books and like to nerd on the gospel, theology, baseball statistics about my Angels, Ted talks, leadership, and airplane incident investigations and conspiracy theories, especially when they intersect! l also love spending time with my wife and newborn son, especially walking around our amazing neighborhood, and hanging with friends and family over a good meal or drink!
2. What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about teaching in every context I'm in! I especially love seeing the people of God understand the gospel in a new and fresh way, and see them walk in new freedom and joy because of what Jesus has done.
3. What is something that most people don't know about you?
I don't know how to simply "like" something. I have to immerse myself in it, or not at all. Case in point, I listened to Silversun Pickups on loop for 5 years straight and have been eating peanut butter every day since the (Bill) Clinton administration.
4. Everyone should read...
What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman. This book has convinced me that the gospel isn't only about enjoying my salvation but also clearly leads me to imitate Christ by living a life of doing all the good I can, for all the people I can, whenever I can! And it's all based on what's already been done for me!
5. What excites you about Restored Church?
The clarity of God's grace in the preaching, teaching, discipleship and above all, the lives of the church members. That my son will get to grow up in this grace-filled community from birth is beyond words.