Jeff became Northstar’s second pastor in 2009 after the retirement of its founding pastor. He and his family are from the pine woods of southeast Arkansas where he served as a campus minister at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for 8 years before planting Journey Church and serving as its founding pastor for 6 years. "I love life – mainly because of my relationship with Jesus Christ. I’m ecstatic about the change He’s made in me, and I’ve pledged my life to help others discover the joy of following Him." Family-wise, Jeff’s wife Carolyn is a photographer and works at Blacksburg High School in the guidance office. Sam is 17 and into all things sports and outdoors. He is a student at BHS and actively involved in Young Life. Adelyn, 14, is at BHS and is their comedian/softball player/musician. Jeff and his family love life and are eager to help lead Northstar Church to become a people that encourage others and build spiritual leaders.