JJ Auer comes from Caseville in the “thumb of Michigan”, a small town surrounded by the shores of Lake Huron. Coming out of studying graphic design, JJ moved to California to pursue his love of working with children. He joined CalSERVES, an Americorps program that gave him the opportunity to mentor and tutor underprivileged elementary school children. After finishing his service term, JJ went on to work at his current job with Lattice Educational Services where he works to help autistic children to develop day-to-day life skills. On the weekend JJ works as a Sunday school teacher and website manager for First Congregational Church of Santa Rosa. He loves these jobs because they give him the opportunity to use his creativity to share the love of God with others.