Jerry Evans is a Christian, husband, father, and political outsider. As a small-business owner, Jerry knows what it means to sign the front of a paycheck, not just the back.

Growing up the son of teachers, they instilled in Jerry a love for music and an entrepreneurial spirit that led him to start his own newspaper route when he was only 11 years old and that would later lead him to start a business and become a job creator. His parents taught Jerry and his four siblings the Midwestern values of hard work and the importance of helping those around you.

Jerry first moved to the Chicago area to attend Wheaton College in 2002, where he received a degree in music. After graduating, Jerry founded a school of music in the Chicago suburbs. An educator for 20 years, he understands what it means to serve our community and invest in the next generation. Jerry believes that leadership starts with service, honesty, integrity, and is fueled by compassion.

In addition to serving in his local church, Jerry has spent considerable time mentoring young adults, training missionaries, and has made multiple mission trips to India, Mexico, and South Africa. Today, Jerry lives in Warrenville with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Michael & Levi.