Like all of us, Jesse Smith enjoys having fun. In fact, some have called him a “play expert” because Jesse believes that fun and play are such an important part of child’s life that he has made that he has invested countless hours to help families build stronger relationships through play.
Jesse has over 3 decades of working with children and has spent the last 15 years working with both parents and their children to help them discover how they can lead a more fulfilling life. Jesse has also been involved in the hobby gaming community as a reviewer for board games from both small and large companies.
Jesse graduated from Bethel Seminary with a Master of Arts in Children & Family Ministry, co-authored “What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry: Early Childhood Edition” and “The Advent Book.” He currently serves on the Cory Center, a non-profit project of Bethel Seminary where he is able to assist young leaders who work with families. Jesse also publishes game reviews on Board Games With Dad.
Prior to opening his toy store, Sockmonkey Junction, Jesse served as a Family Pastor, a Youth Pastor, spent 8 years as a contractor for the Secretary of Defense, and served 4 years in the US Army.
Jesse asks; “Do you play enough?” Think about it… he is right: It’s how we should live our lives!
About Sockmonkey Junction (Jesse’s Toy Store in Mansfield, TX):
Sockmonkey Junction helps create smiles.
When you enter, you’ll find their shelves contain quality toys, fun-filled games, and a choice selection of used children’s books. There are no toys that need batteries, because Sockmonkey Junction is all about getting kids to play and use their imagination.
But they are more than the items on our shelf. The goal of Jesse and his co-owners is to help you discover items that will strengthen the bonds of families and friendships. They also want to help you make the best choices, so they only sell items that they are confident will be played with again and again.
Find a smile inside Sockmonkey Junction, located on Main Street in beautiful downtown Mansfield, TX.
Donate to the “Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Research” – (look for pull down menu to direct funds to the endowment) https://www.supportseton.org/dell-childrens/give?_ga=1.31526966.903200039.1487344238
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