Jake accepted Christ in his youth. He bought the family farm and spent his career farming. Jake’s extended family was important to him. He was profoundly shaken when his brother Peter was killed in a farm accident, but despite his grief, he helped his nephews take over their farm. He was keenly interested in the lives of all his nieces and nephews, always available to listen and advise. Jake read widely and knew his theology. He had a deep faith, evidenced by his fruit of the Spirit and generosity to missions. He was predeceased by 5 siblings and 2 nieces.