Name: Jordan Shaft
Job Title: Worship Pastor
Hometown: Plymouth, Michigan
I grew up in Michigan, lived there my entire life until I moved to Los Angeles to go to a program called masters commission after high school (Ministry training school). That’s where I met my amazing wife, Steph! We worked together at the church for four years and then got married in 2009. We have two beautiful daughters: Emery who is 6 and Aria who is 5. We’re so excited to get plugged in to life at Vista!
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
The Office, Friday Night Lights (for the fifth time), Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Vertical Church and Holy Roar
First Job – struggles and all
I worked for a farmer that lived across the street from us–Farmer Jay. I would sweep his extremely long driveway from all the animal poop and then I would take the money that he paid me and go get Cheetos!
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Going to the Caribbean or Hawaii
Going to Australia
Most embarrassing story
After high school I was in a ministry training school called masters commission where we would travel all over California and do church services for youth groups, high schools, churches etc. Well, one of the parts of the program was a dance that I did, and there was a part where I was break dancing and doing a windmill (If you don’t know what it is look it up 'cause it adds to it) and my jeans ripped straight from the crotch to the knee!
Describe your favorite place in the world
Anywhere there's sun and the beach.
Favorite comfort food after a stressful week
Buffalo Wild Wings!!!
What are you most passionate about?
Family, worship, and community.
What are you most excited about as you join the Vista team?
The people – super excited about doing life with everyone here!