While Jake was a student at Northwestern University, he met a young man from Wheaton, a Christian college near Chicago, and was taken aback by what this young man had to say. If people at Wheaton discovered he was gay, he would be expelled from school. Jake was shocked to learn that not only is it against Wheaton school policy to be openly gay,
but, in fact, hundreds of colleges across the country have a similar policy. Something needed to be done, so he approached Soulforce about creating the Equality Ride.
Jake is an intense, passionate, outspoken leader who never backs down from a fight. But will his passion for justice motivate those around him, or will he alienate them by being