• Jacob A. Oesch, MS

    Men’s Growth Leader

    We are living in a time and place that seems intent upon constant movement & stimulation, endless attempts at gratification of all sorts and exhausting one-upmanship in nearly every aspect of not only work, but even social reflections of ourselves. Most men do not have a place to go where they can be real and honest about their struggles. A place where we can learn about what has worked for others in finding some relief in overcoming feeling inadequate as a man – especially during a time when how we define what a ‘good man’ looks like is in constant flux.

    I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, when I began as a case manager for a community mental health agency. After earning my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, I completed a counseling internship at a residential treatment facility for juveniles who were not able to attend traditional school. I went on to complete a master’s degree from Wayne State University in criminal justice. I have worked with at-risk youth, individuals of all ages with severe emotional and psychological issues, men incarcerated in both state prisons and county jails, as well as those who are generally doing well in their lives from all external perspectives, but who feel an inner pull to better themselves. I have a deep passion to help others resist toxic passivity and become better men.

    I enjoy spending my spare time with my beautiful wife, our two sons and our family dog. I have a deep and lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoy sharing with others the love, as well as the lessons we can learn from God’s creation. I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for much of my life and have really begun stepping into more leadership roles in ministry over the past four years.