Dan and Jared are father and son
Today at age 33, Jared lives in Mombasa, Kenya, with his wife, Ilea. Citing their love for Africa, they decided to take the Swahili surname Angaza, which means “to bring light.” Jared is a bit of a passionate dreamer.
“Yes, his mom and I were supportive of that decision” to abandon his family name, says Miller, “as we are of all the things that allow Jared to be fully alive. When Jared was a teenager, we, as parents, would make him empty his pockets before going to downtown Nashville with his friends for the evening. We knew whatever he had he would give away before coming home. Not that it would be spent on candy or trinkets for himself. Rather he would give it to people who obviously needed it more than he did. One Christmas I carefully selected a really cool leather jacket I knew he would love. A couple nights later I noticed he came home without it. Upon questioning, Jared simply shared that he saw a guy with no coat. He knew he had several more at home, so why wouldn’t he give it to someone who had none?”