Jacob Vangen | Student Life Director


I’m originally from Cincinnati, OH (Skyline Chili for life!) and graduated from high school just across the border in Liberty, IN. In 2015 I graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, TN with a degree in Youth Ministry, and graduated from Friends University in 2021 with a M.A. in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership.

After spending six years in New England doing church planting and starting a youth ministry, my wife, Jordan, and I were happy to join Christ Church in the Fall of 2022. We are so grateful to be here; we love the community, Anglican worship, and the focus on living for the sake of others.

I’m passionate about Student Life because I found Jesus through an invitation to youth group when I was 13 years old. Investing in middle and high school students is key to the health of the church as a whole. As students face many challenges, both personally and in culture, we get to create a safe, fun, and loving community that teaches them to experience God’s love and practice the way of Jesus in all of life.

On a personal note, I love our chocolate lab Jaxon, reading on my porch, and anything to do with Marvel or Star Wars. My hobbies include pickleball, skiing, hiking and running. I’m always game for quality coffee and lingering conversation.