Garat has wanted to plant a church since he was a Junior in high school. For him, Immersion Church is the culmination of 10 years of training, schooling, and dreaming. He has a double bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies, and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology; all from Northwest University in Kirkland. Garat has been married to his beautiful wife Kelsey (she leads worship for Immersion) since 2014, and they have two children: Aurora and Justice. One of Garat’s favorite activities is sitting in a camping chair in his backyard in front of a fire with his friends. His other hobbies include working on his house, bow hunting for big game, and sports of every kind. Garat LOVES Jesus and has committed his life to inviting others into “life to the full” with God.