Pastor Jeff grew up in the Chicago metropolitan area and developed an interest in the weather. He earned degrees in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, and Texas A&M University. He served in the U.S. Air Force (active and reserve) as a Weather Officer 1983-2011. Jeff also worked as Senior International Weather Producer for CNN International from 1991 to 1998, helping establish CNN as a reputable source of international news and weather information.
In 1998, Jeff was given the opportunity to embark on a second career as an ordained minister. Upon completion of studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Pastor Jeff served as Mission Developer to the Upper Tampa Bay area September 2001 through January 2005, and now serves at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Jeff maintains an avid interest in weather forecasting. He and his late wife, Grace, were blessed with three children – Sarah, Mary, and Matthew. In 2018, Jeff met and married Holly (Hudson), blessed with four children.