My name is Jared Edwards. I grew up in rural Kansas. I left the heartland for the desert when I was 19. Phoenix was good to me. While getting my music education degree at ASU, I met Alissa who, after some sort of miracle, became my wife in 2003. In 2006 we had River, then in 2009, Rainn. In 2012 Briar came along to sweeten our loud, noisy home.
My family and I now reside in Shawano, Wisconsin where I am currently the Director of Music and Media at Hope Community Church. Some days are easy and fun, and other days present challenges I never imagined I’d encounter.
Even though I don’t always act like it, I’m about as blessed as a guy could ever be. I’m prone to pride, and regularly humbled.
This blog is where I get to share some of my thoughts, hopes and stories. Thanks for reading and please comment if you’d like.