Jacob Reitan is the founder of the Soulforce Equality Ride. He graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Science degree in political science and communication studies. Jacob attended Harvard Divinity School where where received his Masters in Theological Studies. Jacob is currently pursuing his JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. As a gay activist Jacob has been named by Advocate Magazine as one of the People of the Year for 2006 and by Out Magazine as one of the Out 100 people of 2006.