After living a life of challenges that involved alcoholism, Jay gave his life to Christ and has now been alcohol free for 25+ years. He has worked around Life Church in many volunteer capacities. In April 2011, he became the Ministry Leader of Celebrate Recovery, which helps people with their "hurts, habits and hang-ups". Along with his wife, Cindy, they are passionate to help others in the community who struggle with these same challenges.
Jay and Cindy have 2 beautiful daughters, Hannah and Bethany.