Jeff was born and raised in Southern California. He received his B.A. in History from U.C. San Diego and attended Westminster Seminary California where he earned his seminary degree (M. Div) in 2002. He has been involved in pastoral ministry for over 25 years, serving in various churches in San Diego, Burbank, and Fullerton. In 2011, Jeff felt called to plant a multi-ethnic, Gospel-centered church which is now called New Life Church of Irvine. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Jeff and his wife Helen have been married for 20+ years and are blessed with three kids, one of whom is already in college. He is an avid soccer player who enjoys tinkering with the piano, spending time with friends, and everything baseball.