Prior to his employment at Faith Builders, Jaran lived in Tennessee. He received his K-12 education via homeschool. After 12th grade, Jaran was employed with building roof and floor trusses, processing material at a recycling plant, being a summer camp counselor, and studying literature and pedagogy.

In time away from work, Jaran spends time playing the piano and reading books. He believes that love for Christ has practical implications and that those who seek a path of discipleship should have access to models of how it can tangibly look. To this end, in addition to his day job, he works to represent those who do life well within the conservative Anabaptist churches in accessible internet media such as YouTube and podcast.

Sara (Hershey) Miller was born in Sparta, Wisconsin. Since graduating from high school, Sara has dedicated much of her time to working with children and youth. She was employed at Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin, volunteered as a summer camp counselor, and volunteered for three years at a local Native cultural center in Toronto, while involved with a church plant in the area. She is passionate about building networks to facilitate individuals joining and growing in Christ’s communities.

Jaran and Sara married each other in 2020. When they are not reading books at home, you might find them reading books while swinging from hammocks. They also enjoy hiking, hospitality, and harmonizing together.