Rev. Jacob Sahms arrived at Bethia after serving in Prince George and Hopewell. He met his wife, Joanne, at UR. Joanne teaches at Moseley Elementary after twenty years at Grange Hall. Together, they have two sons, Adam and Andrew.

As the co-founder of, Jacob has continued to examine a medium he loves: film. Writing reviews on films, television, music, and books since 2004, he has written for Hollywood Jesus, Christian Cinema, and Dove. Lately, Jacob has moved from primarily reviewing film to interviewing filmmakers, actors, and real-life individuals whose lives have been featured in movies or television. 

A desire to participate in transformative community outreach has driven Jacob into partnerships with local schools to build bridges and provide resources to underserved individuals and groups. As a coach for the Richmond Kickers, he has pursued his love for coaching and his community-building interests through young people and their families.