J. Manners grew up in Brookfield until his family moved to Hubbard when he was 10. He was home schooled from 3rd through 10th grade and then finished high school at Hubbard High School. He officially became the youth leader at NCA in December of 2007. He loves doing ministry along side his wonderful wife Sami Manners. J. enjoys lots of things that fall under geek/nerd culture (video games, table top games, anime, fantasy books, Marvel, etc.), and music.