Life is messy. And you’ll find God right in the middle of it. That’s the Jesus message.

DSC01250I write this blog to reflect on how Jesus brings healing and recovery and peace. Reconciliation and forgiveness and justice. My hope is that what I write will support you in your own reflections.

I’m the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. My wife Joy and I live in Alexandria, Louisiana. We have three adult children and a Lab mix named Gracie.

You can contact me at bishopjake@diocesewla.org.

If what you read here encourages and challenges you, stretches you and comforts you, you might want to check out some of my books listed below.


Higher Res Book Photo


Available from Amazon, Church Publishing, Barnes and Noble, and others.





Connecting the Dots Amazon




Available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others.





Coming this winter: Your Untold Story: Tales of a Child of God from Church Publishing and available from online retailers and local bookstores. (actual cover still under design)

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, husband, dad, and movie-goer