Jate Hemms was brought up in far upstate New York (20 minutes from the Canadian border) in a middle income family. A shy kid through much of high school, he gradually came out of his shell in college. Always good at communicating on paper, that ability sharpened and expanded in a way that he could verbally express himself to persuade others. Jate also discovered he had a knack for speaking to crowds or audiences and ultimately getting him on the college debate team. Although not much of an athlete, he has always enjoyed sports and commentating games during his college years. Always interested in Science and astronomy, he took every class he could in those fields. Finding that many people were offended by some aspects of science and how it conflicted with religious and biblical believes. He also studied all forms of world religion, especially Christianity which allowed him to be able to try and see both sides of the argument in an educated way. Always being caught in the middle of these two ever clashing topics, he tried to create a way that would combine them both, so room for compromise could be made. Happy that our new Pope recently made the announcement that science was not the enemy of the church, he continues to try to bring both groups together and inspire others with his stories.