United for One Mission: End Hunger

Jake Pieterse 

Jake Pieterse 

Chief Operations Officer, West Pasco Habitat for Humanity

Jake Pieterse completed his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 1987 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His main interest in psychology has always been psychotherapy and change. Jake completed theological studies during 1995 and was ordained as a Pastor during 2000. Most of Jake’s professional life consisted of running a private practice. In this context Jake was a Registered Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. He worked in full-time ministry for seven years while still functioning as a psychologist. During January 2007 Jake pioneered a Non-Profit Organization in a disadvantaged community. He remained actively involved in this community until 2014 and served on the board of two other Nonprofit Organizations. Jake joined West Pasco Habitat for Humanity during 2016 and is currently serving as the Chief Operations Officer at this organization. He is passionate about people fulfilling their dreams and aspirations and Habitat provides the perfect opportunity to see this happen regularly.