A Letter from Jesse & Cassie
We are a fun-loving couple whose faith and dedication to Jesus and each other is real. We thrive on community and living life with people. We enjoy board games, paddle boards, dirt bikes, hosting family dinners, and we are elated to welcome another member into our family who can participate in those activities with us. We are passionate about kids and are excited to have shared experiences with them – trips to the park or the zoo, their first camping trip and family voyages to the beach, or the backyard! We are eager to hear your future hopes and dreams for your child, and we are open to any level of communication you are most comfortable with including photos, letters and/or visits.
Jesse and I met in Bible College over ten years ago. We have been together for five and a half years, and have been married for the last four. Our marriage has been marked by a deep love for God and each other, serving others, and a whole lot of fun. We look forward to traveling every year for our anniversary, but also love little moments like sharing a late-night bowl of ice cream while watching our favorite movie or TV show.
God showed us early in our dating relationship that adoption was going to be the way that He would grow our family. This has always been our plan since even before we were married! We have talked about and dreamt of the day that we become parents, and we are so excited that each day it grows closer.
We have the privilege of running the local youth group. We have worked with junior high and high school students since we have been together. When we aren’t helping with youth, you can find us hosting backyard barbeques, bonfires, or spending time with family and friends. We also enjoy our time outdoors enjoying all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Jesse is a wholehearted person. He cares whole-heartedly, he loves wholeheartedly, and he values family and our marriage wholeheartedly. He is a huge supporter of me and is going to make an incredible dad.
Jesse is the director of student ministries at our church, and loves working with students. He has many hobbies, but the most notable is dirt biking. Jesse has ridden dirt bikes alongside his dad where they were really able to bond and sharpen their skills together. Jesse was born and raised where we live, so it’s truly special for Jesse to be present where he grew up contributing and helping give back to the communities where he grew up. Jesse loves family traditions, making things matter, and prioritizing the things that are the most valuable. When he’s not working, you can find him tinkering in his shop, riding a motorcycle, or preparing for our next family camping trip in our camper.
My beautiful bride is definitely my better half. Cassie is the most thoughtful, encouraging, and caring person that I know. Her ability to make anyone feel welcomed and loved is evident all the time. She has this way about her that makes any place we’ve lived in feel like home and I know that no matter what, with her in this family, our future family will feel like they are home.
She currently manages a coffee shop where her love of training and investing in others comes to life. Watching her help others see and come to their full potential is one of my favorite things. But she also loves the simplicity of the outdoors. From paddleboarding, to hiking with friends, to taking our camper out for an extended weekend, you can always find her soaking in every moment, and every ray of sun. When the Northwest weather doesn’t permit those activities, she loves to gather all on the couch for a movie, or at the table for a game; always with a cozy blanket and cup of hot tea in hand. She also really enjoys refinishing furniture or working on a home project to make things feel more “us.” In the end, her desire to develop a healthy, strong family unit that unconditionally loves each other is an atmosphere I know she will create as a mother.
Our house is nestled in the heart and soul of the Pacific Northwest. We live in a cozy ranch-style home where love and joy flourish. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a HUGE front and back yard where kids can run around and play. We have a fire pit and a large covered back porch where we enjoy entertaining friends and family. We also live in front of the bus stop which has allowed us to get to know many of our neighbors (and their kids)! Jesse has a big shop where he loves to tinker on his cars and Cassie has a space for a woodworking ‘studio.’
We are so blessed to have such supportive family and friends. They eagerly await the arrival of your baby almost as much as we do. Jesse’s family has been rooted in the valley we live, for over 35 years. He has both parents, a brother, sister, and 4 nieces and nephews who cannot wait to introduce a new member into our family. We thrive on family traditions like our yearly trip to Silverwood (a theme park in Idaho), celebrating holidays, and our monthly family dinner/game nights.
Cassie’s family is rooted in Montana. We get back to visit them often where we have Cassie’s mom, her sister, brother, and 4 more nieces and nephews who would love to have a new playmate when we come visit. Our family traditions include going day after Thanksgiving shopping, eating our secret family ‘spaghetti and meatball’ recipe, and telling really good jokes.
Your child will know every day how much they are loved not only by us, but by you. We are dedicated to caring for, nurturing, and loving your baby well. We will always work to help your child discover what gifts they have that make them exceptional and unique. We cannot wait to meet you and your baby and we are honored, and humbled that you’re willing to take the time to get to know us.
Learn More About Jesse & Cassie
|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Our Professions||Director of Student Ministries (Youth Pastor)||Coffee Shop Manager|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Jesse & Cassie's Favorites|
|Meal||Lasagna||Pad See Ew (Thai Noodle Dish)|
|Hobby||Dirt biking||Paddle Boarding|
|Place You've Visited||Rome, Italy||New York, New York|
|Ice Cream Flavor||Mint Chocolate Chip||Cherry Amaretto Cordial|
|Board Game||Ticket to Ride or The Farming Game||Scotland Yard (if you haven't heard of it, Google it)!|
|Movie||Italian Job||Temple Grandin|
|Band||Zac Brown Band||Mumford And Sons|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Hope as New Parents|
We hope our family reflects who God is. We want our kids to always know how much we love God, one another, and them. We want to help our kids be successful in whatever they choose to do, and we will work hard to make sure that they have access to resources, education, and a whole lot of fun. We hope to teach them what it means to be a hard worker, to be true to their word, and to always appreciate a good firm handshake.
Our faith is why we get out of bed everyday. Jesse is the youth director at our church, and loves being able to pour into the lives of young people. We love that church functions as a community, and we are so excited for our kids to grow up in a safe, wholesome environment. Cassie helps volunteer in the youth group that Jesse leads, and also volunteers teaching Sunday school. We love doing ministry as a family, and can't wait to have a third member of our family to serve along with us.
|Our Dog Otto|
Otto has been called 'the sweetest dog in the world' by many! He's a calm, sweet dog who loves affection and enjoys being around people. Otto loves having kids around, loves playing fetch, and loves going on long walks or hikes as time allows. All it takes is a quick whistle and Otto will be at your feet with tail wagging.
You already heard about our supportive families, but we also have a supportive church. Our church community is full of people who we love and trust. We have a group of about 10-15 young families at our church who band together to support each other. We have been able to love, grow and learn alongside all of these families, and we are so fortunate to have them alongside us as we walk into parenthood. Since most of our friends already have children (or are still having children), we know that we are in this together. We are excited for our kids to have friends who they grow up with.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Race of Child|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old
We are so excited to meet you and to share even more information about ourselves. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us. We are open to any level of communication you are most comfortable with whether that be through emails, text messages, photos, letters, or visits. We are praying for you, and hope to hear from you soon!