Meet Jerry: This Sunday at RISE

It's a BIG WEEKEND at RISE. Saturday night, we're welcoming Lamont Hiebert from Love146 at the Restore Love Kickoff at 5:00 at Downtown Music 34.

On Sunday morning, Jerry Herships, a one-of-a-kind, you-really-don't-want-to-miss-this guy from Denver, Colorado, will be visiting to speak as part of our "That's What God Said" series. (And for you members of the Amanda Garber Fan Club ... don't worry. She'll still be there!)

Jerry's Bio

Jerry’s story is a familiar one. Former bartender/stand-up comic/mall Santa hears God’s call to leave the bright lights of show biz and dedicate his life to doing God's work. You’ve heard it a thousand times …

Born in Detroit, MI and after having lived in both Los Angeles, CA and Orlando, FL, Jerry moved to Denver, CO to attend seminary. He is the Chief Love Monger and Lead Spiritual Entrepreneur of AfterHours Denver, a faith and action community in the metro area focusing on the poor and unchurched. Jerry received his Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in 2007 and was ordained in 2009. He served at St. Andrew UMC from 2005 until 2011, beginning as an intern and ending as Associate Pastor.

Jerry has been married to his wife, Laura, for 19 years and their son, Hudson, began high school this fall. Their dog, Rocky, looks like a Muppet but is enthusiastic and lovable.