Jeff grew up worshipping at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. He attended the University of Georgia for undergrad and Candler School of Theology at Emory University for seminary. He is now pursuing a doctorate at Candler as well. He worked with the youth ministry at Colbert UMC & Lawrenceville FUMC while in school, then served as the Associate Pastor at Chamblee First UMC for three years after seminary. Jeff was appointed to Northside in the summer of 2018, and he loves being in ministry with the people here. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Emily. She is an elementary school teacher and an amazing partner in ministry. They have a son, Carson, who was born in February 2019, and a daughter, Charlotte, who was born in June 2021. They are the inspiration for many sermon illustrations! In their free time they enjoy traveling, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.