My friend Jake has launched a counseling and coaching website. It’s here.
How can I say this?
Jake is the bomb diggity.
He is smart, he is really thoughtful, he is a great listener. He is such a good listener that sometimes you might think he’s taking a nap while you’re jabbering away, but oh no, he’s just quietly listening. He’s not going to just say a bunch of stuff for no reason. He’s going to wait until he has something super wise to lob at you like a soft little Nerf ball, and you’re going to catch that ball and squeeze it because that you need and want that thing. It might have a little dirt or dog doo on it, because sometimes the truth is like that, but you’re going to be damned grateful you caught that ball.
Jake is also hilariously funny, although at first you won’t realize that because he’s earnest and has a slight Southern twang that cons you into thinking he’s maybe just a warm daddy type of counselor.
He isn’t, although he is warm and he is a daddy. He’s a dead-on analyst of congregational systems and he can nail a situation for you like a sharpshooter taking down a rabid possum from a tree.
I am pretty sure possums don’t climb trees whether they’re rabid or not but if they did, Jake would get ‘em down. See how folksy I’m being here? I learned that from Jake. He’s deceptively folksy. But he will help you with very sophisticated and theologically grounded advice.
If you work with Jake based on my recommendations and you don’t think he’s any good, I will personally take you out for ice cream even if I have to get on an airplane to do it.
Jake is probably one of the only people I would get on a plane to have ice cream with, so I think that’s a fair guarantee.