Pastor Jeff was born and raised in the Lexington NC area (Reeds Community) . He is a lifelong Methodist that grew up at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Jeff graduated in 1988 from N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He is a Seminary graduate from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston Illinois (on the campus of Northwestern University) .
Jeff married his amazing wife, Beverly, on July 16, 1988. Together, they have two incredible kids: Ellen is 26 and is the Director of Creative Communications at Covenant UMC in High Point. Thomas is 21 and is a rising Senior at Appalachian State University.
Jeff and Bev live on the Western side of Greensboro. They moved there last year when Beverly became the District Superintendent of the Northern Piedmont District of the UMC. This was done in an effort to reduce the large amount of night driving required by her job and to make her trip home shorter. Jeff and Bev have a cat named George and a 12 year old yellow lab named Duke (who is Bev's third child).
Jeff is a history buff and a woodworker. His "happy place" is in the shop making furniture.
Jeff is thoroughly Wesleyan in his theology and as was true with John Wesley is "a man of one book (The Bible of course)" But, along with Wesley, Jeff enjoys studying and learning lots of things. Jeff believes that the Church is the hope of the world and that we need to be the authentic living breathing body of Christ reaching out in love and service to bless our community and multiple spheres of influence.
Jeff is quite glad to be at Morris Chapel UMC and feels like he might just be the "happiest Pastor in the conference"!