Growing up far from God with a life marked by wild living and selfish ambition, Jeff was drifting further and further away from the purposes of Christ for the first two decades of his life. But everything changed when out of God’s abundant grace, he encountered Jesus after a spring break trip to Cancun. In this encounter, Jeff received the freedom and forgiveness he desperately needed and received a calling to spend his life leading people to Christ. Shortly after, he was introduced to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where his encounter was matched with intentional discipleship as a student leader.
After meeting Natalie on the same IVCF leadership team (now married for 15 years with three amazing children), he attended ministry school at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City before launching a Christian parachurch ministry focused on serving inner city youth.
During their time in KC, Jeff & Natalie found Vineyard Community Church and immediately felt at home. After serving KC’s youth for a number of years, Jeff transitioned onto staff at Vineyard Community Church where Mark Warner’s leadership prepared him for pastoring in the Vineyard Movement.
After navigating a fruitful succession plan with Rick Olmstead, Jeff now leads Vineyard Church of the Rockies in Fort Collins, CO. He continues to lead with the same passion for helping people experience God matched with an on-going process of discipleship.
Speakers, hosts, and storytellers include a variety of Vineyard leaders and friends of the Vineyard.