I am excited to formally announce that my family and I are moving to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

My wife Anna and I have been married for over seven years, all of which have been far away from our families. Throughout this year we have been feeling the tug to move close to family and at first we disregarded this desire. But after prayer, reflection, counsel, and discussion, we believe that this is God’s best for us in the long-run and where He is leading us.

We are so excited that we will be in the same city as Anna’s family, and just a drive away from mine (who live in Pittsburgh).

At the same time, we are sad to leave Austin. We have made many great friends here and will miss them dearly. We have also been so blessed by the River in the Hills church family. I want to thank Pastor Glenn and Suzanne Hubbart, the elders, and the members of River in the Hills for their support and for the privilege of allowing me to minister. You are truly a blessing!

We are scheduled to move December 12th, just a few short weeks away.

Please pray for me and my family as we make this transition into a new season!

Thanks and God Bless,



14 Responses to “Special Announcement: Moving to Pennsylvania”

  1. Janell Arce says:

    Austin is a different city for the Kail’s serving and teaching hands and hearts. But I am reminded Jake, you always say ” on the other side of your obedient step waits the step of another” (paraphrase)
    I am excited for your family’s new journey!
    Praying for you always mi hermano, mi familiar!

  2. So excited for your return to PA!

  3. I’m excited that you’ll be so much closer to Maryland. Hope to catch up sometime soon.

  4. Rhonda Wolleat says:

    I am going to miss you guys! Keep going after The Lord, no matter where you are. Praying for you! Rhonda

  5. Congratulations on your move and may the Lord bless you. Thank you for blessing those who have come across your path here in Austin with your prayers, words of wisdom and friendship.

  6. Lisa Vickery says:

    Jake, Anna, and little Jude,

    I am so happy for your family (wherever they are). Joel and I wish you all the best, and I am so thankful for the time we had together. I will miss Jude’s sweet little face in my class. He is such a good boy. Good parenting. 🙂

    Please keep in touch. We love you all.

    Lisa and Joel Vickery

  7. Miriam Rivera says:

    I wish ypu both the best. The will of The Lord is always best. I lived in Philly for 5 yrs. Love you, both.
    Hope we’ll keep in touch. we w’ll pray for you.

  8. Ughh! You will be missed! We love you guys . . . and are VERY hopeful for some PA connection time!

  9. Betty Young says:

    I love Lancaster and so happy for you all. We moved a lot with my husbands work and my girls said it taught them to adjust quickly to new circumstances. God’s Blessings on your lives will continue and I will be praying for a smooth transition and good move.
    Love and Blessings always,

  10. Thank you all for your love, encouragement, and prayers!

  11. Debbe Wallace says:

    Jake and Anna, I am going to miss you very much. Thank you for the effect you had on my life and on my bunch in the van. I know lots of seeds were planted during that time. I will continue to follow your lives on facebook. God bless you both and little Jude. I know you will be a blessing to PA and congratulations on moving closer to family.


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