D.R. Jacobsen


David Jacobsen has a BA in English from Westmont College and master’s degrees in theology and creative writing from Regent College and Seattle Pacific University. His essays have appeared in various journals and anthologies, and he is the author of Rookie Dad: Thoughts on First-Time Fatherhood (Zondervan, 2007).

As a collaborative writer (credited as D. R. Jacobsen), he’s had the privilege of partnering with entrepreneurs, pastors, professors, business leaders, parents, and other ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

He and his wife have lived in Southern California, Austria, and British Columbia, and now they make their home in central Oregon with their two boys. When not thinking about words, he enjoys playing soccer, rooting for the Timbers, and exploring Oregon’s craft-brew scene, as well as writing bios that make him seem cool.

Website: jacobsenwriting.com

Endorsements . . .

“David writes with depth and an uncommon insight that bring life to whatever he touches. His attention to detail amazes me. He knows more about my book than I do.” Mark Bouman, author of The Tank Man’s Son: A Memoir (Tyndale)

“David is an exceptional writer, creative, and thinker. His technical capabilities were impressive and even garnered praise from my publisher. The best part of the collaboration, however, is the thick skin, professionalism, and drive to ‘get it right’ and ‘capture the author’s heart’ he displayed throughout the process. I highly recommend David as a writer, editor, and strategist!” Ken Wytsma, author of Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things (Thomas Nelson)

“David Jacobsen saved my book—that’s not an exaggeration. When I realized that I'm a pastor and not a trained writer, I brought David onto my book project. He found my voice very quickly and wrote with depth and precision, bringing a level of creativity to the book that I hoped for but couldn't reach myself. I can't wait to work with him again.” David Lomas, author of The Truest Thing About You: Identity, Desire, and Why it All Matters (David C. Cook)

“I absolutely loved working with David. He is both a great hang and an amazing writer. Can’t wait to write my next book with him.” Daniel Fusco, author of Honestly: Getting Real About Jesus and Our Messy Lives (NavPress)