Jerry grew up in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania on a family farm. He spent 20 years developing and helping to manage his families hospitality business which included hotels and restaurants, a bakery and a campground before returning to farming with his sons. After receiving healing and freedom from a Deeper Still retreat in 2012, he has developed a deep desire to see other men and women walk in lasting freedom from their abortion wounds. He also enjoys construction work and spends 6 weeks each year in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas leading a volunteer crew building homes for low income Mexican farm workers. Jerry and his wife Kathy live on their family farm and are active members of Petra Church. They have 3 married sons and take great joy in their 13 grandchildren.