Jeff grew up at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville and attended the University of Georgia for undergrad and Candler School of Theology at Emory University for seminary. He worked with the youth ministry at Colbert UMC & Lawrenceville FUMC while in school. He has served as the Associate Pastor at Chamblee First United Methodist Church for the past three years. In June 2014, Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Emily. She is a third grade teacher and an amazing partner in ministry. They are both passionate about connecting with people and connecting people to the Gospel. In their free time, they enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and finding new local restaurants.