JD lives with his wife Sara and sons Howie, Harvey, and Walt in Denver, Colorado.
JD is Director of Communication & Art at Park Church. Together, JD and Sara run Art /Rhetor, a church communication company.
In addition to design, JD writes, plays, and produces music. His first solo release was Waves and Billows Thine on March 1, 2019. JD also co-founded and co-directs The Christian Year at Park Church since 2017. Years One and Two of The Christian Year are available anywhere you stream music.
Other current and past musical affiliations include Park Church Music (production and engineering on God In Us 2021, drums on Echoes of a Voice (Live) 2021, drums on How Great Are His Signs 2021, percussion on There Is a Throne: Songs from the Book of Revelation 2016, drums on Psalm 32 2015), Ian Mahan (drums, guitar, and band director live 2011–2019; drums, guitar, bass, engineering, and co-production on Ian Mahan EP 2011), James Craig Hartz Jr. (drums, guitar, engineering and production 2011–present), Joy Scout (drums live 2017, engineering on Live at Jubilee 2016), Mary Kay Raab (drums, guitar, bass, engineering, and production on Three Houses 2015), The Whicker and Pine (drums and electric guitar live 2012–2014), Maywren (solo songwriting, vocals, guitar, and piano live 2012–2013), Catch Bees (drums live 2012, drums on Newman’s Open Choir 2012), Stang Gappa (guitar live 2012, drums, guitar, engineering, and production on Colorado Sky EP 2012), A Strange Country (guitar live 2012, drums, guitar, bass, engineering, and production on A Strange Country EP 2012), and The Sunshine House (guitar on Sound and Small 2012, guitar live 2011, engineering and remix of All Souls Steppe 2011, and engineering and co-production on The Sunshine House EP 2011).
Lastly, JD has written or co-written a handful of extra verses for traditional hymns, each of which seeks to help our church congregation engage with a particular theme or passage of Scripture while taking advantage of familiar melodies.