Jeff has a passion for the local church and is an avid student of the emerging missional movement. For several years, Jeff traveled internationally and trained church planters and small group leaders in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and North Africa. Over the past 20 years, he has served in the roles of small groups pastor, executive pastor, teaching pastor and church planter. In 2009, he planted Sojourn Community Church, a missional work in Greensboro, North Carolina where he currently serves as lead pastor. In 2010, following his passion for training and church planting, he co-founded Communitas Network whose mission is to resource catalytic leaders to build transformational groups and teams for the purpose of mobilizing missional communities.
Jeff is the author of various leadership training materials including the Russian training curriculum; Discovering, Developing and Deploying a Small Group Ministry in the Local Church. He served as an editor and contributor to the Saturation Church Planting training curriculum, teaching that material to church planters in various cities throughout Russia. He the author of GroupBuilder, an analytical tool for accessing the vitality of life groups in the local church.
Jeff comes from a rich background in the market place where he practiced law for 15 years including serving as counsel for the Recording Industry of America. He was a principle in the Weber Law Firm, PLLC, and is a court trained mediator and a North Carolina Certified Arbitrator. During his practice he was selected to serve as the panel attorney for both the National Football Players Association as well as the National Hockey league where he has represented numerous professional athletes in contract negotiations.
Jeff holds degrees in theology from Columbia International University, a Law Degree from USC and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jeff lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Leigh Ann. In his free time, he loves to cook, read, hang out with his family and play with the latest apple gadgets.