This is Who We Are: Jason Carrion
October 9th, 2014 | John Chandler
This is Who We Are is an interview series where the women and men of Austin Mustard Seed introduce themselves. If you’d like to participate, send an email to Chris Morton.
This week we’re happy to introduce you to Jason. He’s pictured above on the left with his brother and sister.
What’s your favorite dish to cook?
Arroz con Salchiches was my favorite Puerto Rican dish as a kid. It’s essentially rice with chopped up Vienna sausages and seasoned with Sofrito (sort of like a pesto with cilantro as a base). I don’t make this too often but when I do it puts a smile on my face.
Where is the most exciting place you have traveled?
The city of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. I love seeing the old Spanish architecture, walking the blue cobblestone streets and visiting costal fortresses like the El Morro.
What is the most influential book you have ever read?
I have two books that have been invaluable in my journey…
“Healing the Shame that Binds You”, by John Bradshaw, provided context and understanding to some very difficult questions and pains that I’ve struggled with my whole life. It helped set me on a path towards healing.
“The Kingship of Self-Control”, by William George Jordan, has been one of the best resources for mentorship I have found for myself as a man.
Where did you go to school?
I went to a small town high school with a graduating class of 27. For college I went to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
The people that have had the greatest influence on my life have been a youth leader and his wife during my high school years and an art professor during college.
What is one thing you love about Austin Mustard Seed?
I like that we have meals together.
How can people contact you?