Jeff P. Crim was appointed a Synodically Authorized Minister to serve as Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in 2011. Pastor Crim was born on the island of Guam, spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, but graduated from Ooltewah High School near Chattanooga. He is a Recorded Minister of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and a graduate of the Earlham School of Religion as well as UTC. He has served congregations in Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana. He also has an extensive background in hospice chaplaincy. He is currently engaged to marry Miss Danielle King.