I am a student at a small private Christian liberal arts school in the middle of Ohio. I am a brother, son, friend, Udemy Instructor, and a real person. However, I used to believe I was not real but a machine, doing what the world told him to do,

  • Try to look perfect

  • Never take chances

  • ..and whatever you do, don't be vulnerable

I strive to peel away all the fabricated beliefs that we tell ourselves to get down to what really matters: Believing...

  • You are Enough

  • Unity In Community

  • There is Good

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to contact me to start a conversation on living a life that matters.


“Being the vocal leader, Jake has demonstrated his ability to create a united team while still being productive and making wise team decisions. His dream to create a mission field and love others wherever he is at has inspired so many. His motivation and dedication tells me that this dream will indeed become a reality, and I believe it already has for him.”
— Rachel Smart: High School teacher
“Jake Vayda is a leader, communicator, innovator, motivator and young man of integrity! Jake has a passion for life and a passion for others. He can hold the attention of the crowd and give a compelling message that challenges and changes lives.”
— -George Gribbon (Senior Pastor in Ohio)
“Within every staff you need one leader who is a leader by nature and not by title. I truly believe Jake’s presence has had a huge impact..and his absence would be greatly felt.”

— Jake Marcoux (Program Director)