Jeff grew up on a farm in Missouri. Playing football in high school and college was a passion he enjoyed. He met his wife Mary at NWMSU in Maryville, Missouri in 1971 and they were married in August of 1972. Together they have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Jeff has served in ministry, pastoring since 1974, in 6 different churches. The Lord led him to pursue a Masters of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree, and they have served as tools to assist now in the Pastoral Care Ministry.  Jeff and Mary moved to LaCygne, KS in 2006 and started attending Living Proof on Christmas Eve 2018. Currently they lead the LP Legacy Adult Fellowship, host a home group, and joined the LP staff in May 2021. Jeff loves to smoke meat and eat BBQ. He also loves helping to disciple new believers and to help in the Missions outreach of the church.