Jacob was born and raised in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington DC. He grew up in a strong Christian home and gave his life to Christ towards the end of elementary school. Jacob moved to the midwest after high school and attended Northwestern University in Chicago for college and medical school. It was during his third year of medical school that he met his wife Krista while playing ultimate frisbee with their church. They were married in 2011, while Jacob was in residency, and they remained in Chicago for the first five years of their marriage while Jacob finished his medical training. It was during their time in Chicago that both Jacob and Krista grew in their love for the church and ministry, and Jacob served on the pastor team at Park Community Church in Chicago until moving to Fort Collins. In 2016, the Chacko’s moved west after Jacob finished medical training, and Jacob now works full-time as a cardiologist in town. They have three kids, Joshua, Lily, and Elliott, who add so much joy and excitement to their lives. At Mountain View, Jacob’s primary area of shepherding as a non-vocational pastor is within the LifeGroup ministry. Outside of work and ministry, Jacob and Krista enjoy hosting dinners, being outside, watching sports, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.