Jesse Schmidt came on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in July 2012. When Jesse was 14, his dad and family planted a church in Montello, Wisconsin. Here Jesse spent his high school years and was called by God to full-time ministry. From 2004-2008 Jesse attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Unsure if he wanted to work in a church or camp ministry, he chose to do the youth ministries major. While at Moody Jesse served on staff at Winnetka Bible Church as a youth ministry intern and later became Assistant Director of Youth Ministry and then Director of Youth Ministry (2006-11). During this time God solidified His call on Jesse to serve His church, and he has never looked back. During Jesse’s last year at Moody he met his wife Ashlee, who was a sophomore transfer student. They were married in May of 2009 and now have three kids, Jayden Larissa, Micah Stanley, and Elian Blair. Along with serving at Harvest Rockford, Jesse is working on his Masters of Christian Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.