Jeff is the founder and director of Mind & Soul. He is a Christian Spiritual Coach, Mental Health Coach, and Registered Nurse. His ministerial ordination is recognized by the Evangelical Association, He has served in pastoral ministry since 1999 (including a decade in youth ministry) and has been speaking to audiences of all sizes since 1994. He has worked as a nurse since 2008, providing holistic care as a mental health RN in various positions (including several years working at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Child & Teen Psychiatric Triage).
Jeff transitioned from pastoral ministry in 2018 to spend more time with family and to work with Mind & Soul. In late 2021, Jeff began volunteering as a Bible Teacher with a wonderful group of friends, family, and like-minded misfits at a house church in Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Jeff has completed the following formal education:
~ 44 credits in Advanced, Masters-Level Psychiatric Nursing @ Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota
~ Master‘s Degree in Soul Care & Counseling @ The Master’s International University of Divinity
~ Bachelor of Science in Nursing @ Aspen University in Denver, Colorado
~ Bachelor of Ministry @ The Master’s International University of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana
~ Associate of Applied Science in Nursing @ Excelsior University in Albany, New York
~ Diploma in Practical Nursing @ Spencerian College in Louisville, Kentucky
~ Certificate in Medical Insurance & Coding @ Penn Foster College & Career School in Scranton, Pennsylvania
In the professional realm, Jeff splits his time between work as a Mental Health Nurse and with Mind & Soul since 2017. Jeff offers mental and spiritual coaching and speaking through Mind & Soul. He also interacts with the Bible, the church, culture, politics, and today’s issues through articles, social media, podcasts, videos, and talks. Jeff is available to provide church leader training and, in particular, help starting house (AKA, simple) churches.
Jeff’s most important ministries are the love of his life, his wife Michele, and their 5 (mostly) grown children (and their growing families). Jeff and Michele enjoy camping, doing projects together around the house, spending as much time with their 5 as they can get, finding fun new restaurants with friends, and listening to live music.
Mind & Soul is guided by the philosophy that in essentials there is unity, in nonessentials there is freedom, and in all things there is love.
Mind & Soul affirms the Bible as the inspired Word of God and the sole basis for our beliefs. We believe the essentials of the faith include the deity of Jesus Christ, God’s love demonstrated to us through the atoning sacrifice and resurrection of His Son, and the justification of sinners by grace through faith. We affirm the truths included in The Apostles Creed.
A more specific statement detailing important doctrines of the faith may be found below:
~ Mental Health Coaching for: TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS, BURNED-OUT NURSES, THOSE HURT BY THE CHURCH, & MEN GOING THROUGH DIVORCE
~ Spiritual Direction & Grief Counseling
~ Speaking (events, conferences, churches, homes, etc)
~ Simple Church Development & Training
~ Resources (articles, audio, video, social media, etc)
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