Jerry is the CEO of Shocking Marriage Ministries, which he founded in 2018. God has given Jerry a heart for marriage; it is something that he has focused on for years as a volunteer and an informal mentor. He has now become an ordained minister and serves on staff as marriage pastor at Thrive Christian Church in his home town of Westfield, IN. In addition to serving the congregation at his church, Jerry has started a series of books called the Shocking Marriage Series. His first book in the series – “Rules of Engagement” was published in April 2018 and has been widely accepted by readers across the country. This ministry offers a variety of workshops and seminars both offered publicly and at various churches. Jerry spent years as an executive in corporate life and as a successful management consultant. He is thrilled to utilize the skills that he developed in these realms into the world of Marriage Consulting.
Jerry McColgin married his wife Tara in 1982 when they were 21 and 20 respectively. In the years since they have endured many joys and hardships alike, including the death of one child, the painfully prolonged adoption of another, and one miscarriage. They are currently the parents of four wonderful kids, a “spring crop” in their late 20s, and a “fall crop” now in high school. In spite of their marriage tenure, they share a commitment of continuous improvement, striving to never take each other for granted. In a phrase, these two love being married to each other, and it shows.