Jamie was born and raised in Norwalk, IA. She moved to Illinois when she got married to Pat in 1999. They have twin girls, Karlie and Kassidy born in 2004, and two dogs, Maggie and Zoey. She has attended Hope Church since 2007 and has served as a director in various children's ministry roles. She enjoys scrapbooking, being crafty, gardening and spending time with her family.