Speaking and Teaching

Born in eastern Pennsylvania where I live with my wife and three children, I grew up in southern Taiwan speaking two dialects of Chinese. I’m an educator who loves to encourage growth and conversation on a wide range of topics.

Greetings. I’m Jesse Hake. I enjoy sharing as well as leading conversation and reflection with a wide variety of age groups and in diverse settings.

I have experience as a college adjunct professor, middle and high school teacher, Sunday school instructor, K-12 school principal, and classical curriculum developer. I am a Christian in the Eastern Orthodox tradition who shares from my own place and beliefs, yet I have experience with many different cultures and am glad to serve the needs of many communities.

If any of these areas of speaking or retreat leadership could help you or your organization, please contact me for more information. With my family and professional commitments, I will only consider a limited number of evening and weekend engagements (outside of Sunday mornings).

Speaking and Retreat Leadership

Christian Thought and Practice ○ how to pray ○ who is God? ○ why do we suffer?

Ending Politicization and a Culture War Mentality ○ healthy culture ○ what are politics and economics? ○ culture war history

Reading and Human Flourishing ○ good books ○ how to read ○ oral culture

Enjoying Place and Human Scale ○ learn to love walking ○ listening to people ○ discover your neighborhood

Incarnation and a Sacramental Creation ○ deep incarnation ○ who is Jesus? ○ what is nature?

Glad to Consider Additional Topics ○ are fairies real? ○ the death of loved ones ○ let’s brainstorm more ideas

Professional Experiences

Vice President of Product Development, Classical Academic Press
(2020 – Present)
I support teams in the development of books and multi-media content including K-12 curriculum and online teacher training courses.

Principal and Academic Dean, Logos Academy
(2012 – 2019)
Responsible for the academic program and student culture in a K to 12 school in downtown York, Pennsylvania.

Upper School Teacher and Lead Teacher, Covenant Christian Academy
(2006 – 2012)
Taught history, literature, theology and rhetoric for middle and high school students at a Christian classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Also responsible to support the school administration with student culture and faculty training as Lead Teacher.

Adjunct Professor, Davis College
(2004 – 2005)
Taught two college courses in world religions and philosophy.