Jeff has been at Forest Brook as Worship Pastor since 2013. Jeff graduated from Briercrest College with a degree in worship arts and church music. Jeff’s background includes pastoral ministry, worship leading, touring with bands and social services – a great mix that makes him a fantastic asset to our team.
Jeff loves to laugh, and to make people laugh. He loves to encourage others to pursue their ideas, plans and dreams and to support them as they go. Jeff loves his wife Jolene, and their 3 kids. He also loves baseball, trying to build and fix stuff around the house and hearing people’s stories.
Lately Jeff has been taking in various mediums of content (songs, books, articles, etc.) that are tied to the theme of the Kingdom of God. He finds himself amazed by songwriters like Jesus Central, Jesus Culture and Hillsong who find such hope-filled and simple yet profound things for us to sing as a church and pray. God has been teaching Jeff the importance of being spiritually hungry. Staying curious can be a challenge in life, and he’s working to continue to seek the things that God has for him to learn.
We love Jeff for his creativity and thinking outside the box (actually he does not even know there is a box). Because he’s an incredibly gifted musician with a great sense of humor. Because he loves coming up with new ideas and including others in his process and execution.