|Jared Bennett, Associate Pastor|
Pastor Jared has served as our Associate/Youth Pastor since May 2013. Alongside his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter, Riley, they happily call Woodland their home and love serving teens of our community! While they grew up together in Burlington, Iowa (they first met when he was 12 and she was 10), Jared and Stephanie were not high school sweethearts - in fact it was only after there was a 1,700 mile distance between them that love first grew. They married in 2009 and welcomed their first child in 2016.
Jared graduated with his Bachelors from Multnomah University in December 2012 with a double major in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry. He hopes to earn his Masters in Applied Theology (with a Youth Ministry focus) from Multnomah Seminary in the coming years. Alongside all the years of school, he has 10+ years of experience in working with parents and volunteers to effectively share the love of Jesus with teens of all walks of life.
Jared’s hobbies include: brewing the perfect cup of coffee, collecting Lego mini figures, putting off fixing that moped in the garage, playing video games, and thinking he is better than he actually is at Disc Golf.