Family: Gregg and Linda Ann Jacobus were married on June 25, 1978. Linda is a teacher as well as the English Learner Coordinator at Santa Barbara High School. We have four adult children: Amaris, Vanessa, Kailee, and Kyle.
Bio: I have experienced the Church in many different forms...raised Catholic, ventured into eastern mysticism, converted into dispensational cessationism, jumped to pentecostalism, backed out into third wave - and now I'm attempting to appreciate the distinctives and celebrate the sacred diversity of God’s people. When the Church works, it is truly magnificent.
I have enjoyed the privilege of serving the Church as a church planter, pastor of multi-staffed churches, thinker, coach, mentor, mission’s executive, consultant, trainer, interventionist, author, and intentional interim. I have served in such varied places as Carson City (NV), Santa Barbara (CA), Oceanside (CA), Boone (IA), Haleiwa, (HI), San Francisco Bay Area, London, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.
My favorite book on leadership is "Leadership is an Art" by Max DePree. What a great, and humbling, topic...
I think we are living in one of the most exciting times in the history of the world. Modernity is sputtering, the world has been flattened, glocalism is gaining momentum, and a missional reorientation is beginning to infuse the Church.
Interests: Spending time with family and listening to who they are becoming; listening to the stories, dreams, and passions of the people I meet; getting to know the churches I serve; studying theology; writing; looking for what is following modernity; laughing; listening to podcasts while I'm exercising; the smell of jasmine mixed with salt air; experiencing a new city.