Jeff is a spiritual director, retreat guide, small group and couples facilitator shaped by over 30 years of pastoral ministry and contemplative practice. Jeff and his wife, Janet, also offer retreat space for reflection, rest, and renewal at their home above the McKenzie River at Vida, Oregon. They are particularly passionate about offering this space to colleagues in ministry. In each expression of his calling, Jeff finds abundant joy in holding space for folks to pay attention to their life in God. The values that center Jeff in this vocation include hopeful trust, hospitality, attentiveness, and integrity. Jeff finds balance in tending garden, photography, wandering, and being Pop Pop to four grandchildren (photos supplied on request).
Academic and Professional Background: BA, History, Westmont College; M.Div., Palmer Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Seminary. Spiritual direction certification through the Franciscan Spiritual Center, Milwaukie, Oregon.
Expertise and Interests: Spiritual direction and formation, Christ-centered community, discernment practices, spiritual friendship, long-term pastorates, companioning pastors and ministry colleagues.