Pastor Jake joined OSL on June 15, 2018. He worked in retail management from 2001 until 2010 when he enrolled in an undergraduate program with Concordia University, Wisconsin. While working on his degree, he changed careers and began consulting for the State of Wisconsin, mostly as an advocate for their Medicaid program. After he earned his degree in 2014, he enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO and began work on the program to become an LCMS pastor.
Pastor Jake, 36, has been happily married to Cecilia since 2007. They are from Madison, WI and have three lovely children: Aria (11), Isaiah (9), and Joshua (6).
The Roedsens have really enjoyed their time in St. Louis and loved the mild winters compared to southern Wisconsin. They suspect they will enjoy Florida even more!
Alex has served as the administrative assistant to the pastor for 12 years and has lived in south Florida for over 30 years.