Spiritual Formation and Adult Discipleship Pastor
Jeff joined the Hope team in 2016 as the Spiritual Formation & Discipleship Pastor because of his passion to create an atmosphere for people to authentically encounter the presence of Christ, not just learn about Him. Most people will only receive the love they think they deserve and Jeff likes walking alongside people to help them discover the God who doesn’t play by those rules. Jeff overseas all of the adult ministries at Hope, is on the preaching team and involved in prayer ministry.
Married to Nicole, his wife and ministry partner for 18 years. Nicole serves on staff with CRU High School. They have four children: Brandon, Analiese, Colin and Alexa.
Jeff left the business world of accounting to begin pastoral ministry in 2001 at Grace Church (Middleburg Hts., OH) in youth and single adult’s ministry. Launched Grace Church – Old Brooklyn (Cleveland, OH) and served as Lead Pastor for 8 years before serving for the last 5 years at Hillside Chapel (Dayton, OH) as Associate Pastor.
Graduated with an MA in Theological Studies (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and a BSBA in Accounting (Bowling Green State University).
He enjoys really good coffee, travel, cooking, backpacking and relaxing around a fire with good friends.