Jeff grew up in Lubbock, TX, where he committed his life to Jesus at an early age. He and his wife Erica met in the church orchestra, and were high school sweethearts. Jeff studied for his B.A. at Baylor University in Waco, majoring in Classics. Jeff and Erica married and went to England, where he studied Classics at the University of Durham. After Durham, they came to Princeton in 1999, where Jeff was pursuing graduate studies in Classics with a focus on Cicero and ancient rhetoric. Quickly after arriving, Jeff and Erica discovered Stone Hill Church and began attending. In God's providence, Jeff left academia in 2004 and now works in a national role at Deloitte. At Stone Hill, Jeff has led a Greek NT Bible study, taught 4th-6th grade Sunday School, led a small group with Erica in their home and, most recently, assisted with leadership of Men's Ministry. Jeff and Erica’s son Owen was born in 2002, and daughter Emily in 2005. His hobbies include early music, swimming, following current events, and reading newspapers and journals.