Jeff was born in Orlando, Florida and spent the first eighteen years of his life in Titusville, Florida. As a young boy he was fascinated with the Indian River, the beaches, fishing, baseball, and basketball. Jeff attended the University of Florida, in Gainesville where he studied religion and literature, briefly considered the ministry, but eventually completed a degree in Ornamental Horticulture. Jeff later received his MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. In January 2006, he recognized that his interest in the ministry had never really left him, and had now become central to his purpose so he completed a Master of Divinity program at Pacific School of Religion and is now a candidate for ordination in the United Church of Christ. Jeff currently lives in California with his wife, Stelli.
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