Jess is a business owner, writer, leadership consultant, and the manager of the Celtic Folk Rock band, SYR.

Jess is the President of Professional Printers, (a nationally recognized commercial graphics provider). His wife of 34 years, Anne, is a singer, songwriter and worship leader.


Jess earned a BA in art (graduating magna cum laude) from the University of South Carolina in 1986, where he spent four years training with The Navigators ministry. He has been involved in a variety of ministries for over 40 years, including discipleship, TESL (in Japan), prison Bible studies, small groups, home churches, and his favorite— nursery.

Jess and Anne have three grown children, who turned out pretty good.