TJ was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up attending church and learning about Jesus but lacking a personal relationship with Him. It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that TJ finally understood what it meant to follow Jesus. It meant to surrender his life completely to the leading of Jesus Christ, not matter the cost. By God’s grace, he chose to hand his life over to Jesus and has been following Him ever since. TJ has recently graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in marketing and management. Following graduation, he jumped on staff with Salt Company where he serves as a Global Ministry Leader all the while studying for his Masters in Theological Studies. He enjoys reading, fishing, and anything else that allows him to get outside and enjoy God’s creation.