Hi, I’m Jeff! I’m a pastor with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and I’m serving as the pastor of Valley Community Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. I like to write on subjects and topics that I’m passionate about. I’ve been working with young people since 2000. I’m a Christian and a professional pastor. I also grew up in Parma Heights, Ohio, where it was expected that I learned how to play all sorts of sports, and that I cheered on our Cleveland sports teams. One of my favorite things to do when I get the chance is to get outside, preferably in the wilderness. I also like to make connections between the books, TV shows, and movies I experience. All of this being said, we’re looking at a pretty eclectic blog.
Overall, this site does not pretend to represent anything beyond simply some of my thoughts and musings (and all of my sermons). A website or blog will never encapsulate the entirety of a person, but it is a fun way to share with others some of what what makes me ‘tick’. I have no professional, personal, or religious agenda (besides me being a pastor). Writing is something that I just like to do, and if you enjoy what I have to say, then let me know!