JJ grew up on a farm near Aurora. He and his wife Carol have four kids (or five, depending on the weekend). They have been at Heartland since 2008. Before coming to Heartland, JJ was a teacher and worked for a family policy organization in Lincoln. He enjoys hanging out with students and pointing them to Jesus, taking mission trips to Utah and Colorado, talking about apologetics, adding and subtracting numbers, and arguing about politics.
JJ enjoys reading and traveling, and has an unhealthy obsession with the Huskers, Chiefs, and Royals. He spends most of his free time trying to figure out how Millie (the family lab) keeps getting off her leash.