Pastor Jared Bennett

IMG_5368Pastor Jared has served as our Associate/Youth Pastor since May 2013. Jared and his wife (Stephanie), daughter (Riley), and son (Logan) happily call Woodland their home and love serving the 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 they started dating! They married in 2009, welcomed their first child in 2016, and their second in 2018.

Jared graduated with his Bachelors from Multnomah University in December 2012 with a double major in Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry. He recently earned his Masters in Applied Theology (with an emphasis Youth Ministry) from Multnomah Seminary as well. Alongside all the years of school, Jared brings over a decade 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, printing geeky items on his 3D printer, collecting Lego mini figures, playing video games, enjoying the latest movies on the biggest screen available, and thinking he is better than he actually is at Disc Golf.

Pastor Jared’s Top 10 Recommended Books
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