Jack is a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor and is Board Certified by the American Association of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors. Jack intentionally integrated Biblical studies with each level of his formal education, earning 2 years towards a B.A. in youth ministry, a B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in Professional Christian Counseling.
His ministry began full-time in 1975 and has included Christian camping, the youth pastorate, residential treatment with troubled teens and their families, counseling and co-coordinating a 4-site Christian Counseling ministry, associate pastor of Counseling and Church ministries, and intensive, home-based family therapy. Since coming to E-Free in 2007, he has completed certificate trainings in Marriage Mentoring, 2:24 Genesis Project Marriage Training, Addiction & Recovery, Stress & Trauma Care with Military Application, and certification as a S.Y.M.B.I.S Pre-marital/Marital Assessment Facilitator.
Jack has been married to his wife Jan, a R.N. since September 1977. They have two married daughters and 2 grandchildren