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  • Writer's pictureJonny Nelson

Jake is Back!

Greetings! My name is Jake Tastad; I am a recent graduate from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelors of Arts in Youth Ministry! Through this past year, my fiancé and I have been praying for clarity from God to show us where we could best partner with him in the world. I am blessed to say that the past two summers have made a phenomenal impact on my life during my experience at JSAW, the action sports ministry. Through a long journey of applications, interviews, and networking, we both feel confident that God has called me to JSAW as the next step in my ministerial career. I deeply believe in what JSAW does and their efforts to reach youth for Christ.

I will be taking a full time position as program manager leading Bible studies, mentoring, service projects, summer/winter camps, and multiple road trips. It will be my privilege to serve as a staff member and mentor to riders in the Twin Cities. Action sports have proven to be a powerful bridge to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of the riders we serve have not been a part of a church growing up. JSAW creates an environment where I can come along side of them in what they love to do and share with them about Christ. I am looking forward to building relationships with riders and interworking my passions for youth and action sports!

For this ministry to take place, I will need to raise $30,000 in financial support; this salary will employ me full-time for one full year serving at JSAW. I would like for you to prayerfully consider supporting me in this opportunity to further the Kingdom with JSAW! If you feel led to support me, monthly or through a one-time gift, you can make a tax-deductible donation online at or by sending a check with the donation form on the enclosed brochure to ‘JSAW’ at 7385 Bush Lake Rd., Edina, MN 55439. Just make sure to put my name (Jake Tastad) into the description box. I would also appreciate your prayers for this ministry as my new wife and I start our new life together this June! Feel free to contact me with any questions at (651)-335-3929 or Thank you for your prayers and support, it is greatly appreciated.


Jake Tastad

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