Pastor Jeff joined us in November of 2016. He comes to us with over twenty years' experience in associate pastor roles, particularly in youth and family ministry and as a teaching pastor. He is passionate about studying and communicating God's Word, and he loves encouraging people of all ages to find hope, meaning, and purpose in the good news of Jesus Christ.
He attended Ashland (Ohio) University, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and he was ordained in 2012 in the Evangelical Covenant Church. When he is not doing ministry, you'll probably find him at a local coffee shop reading a good book, exercising, playing piano or composing music, and, in the summer, gardening and camping.
He is blessed to share his life with his wife Cherith and their eleven-year-old son Cyrus.
Stoneridge Church has been a presence in this area for over one hundred years. We gather as one people committed to know and worship the one true God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--and to respond faithfully to His grace. We affirm the Old and New Testaments as God's Word and the only perfect authority, and we affirm the historic creeds of the Christian Church as true statements of those beliefs which unite all Christians.
In response to God's great love for us through Jesus Christ, we are committed to encouraging one another in the faith and serving our neighbors in love. We do this by engaging with people of all backgrounds and encouraging them to walk with Christ through the steps of faith.
We are affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church, a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents. The ECC centers its faith on the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of God's grace and the ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
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