Jeff and his wife Julie live in Zumbrota, MN, Jeff's hometown, where they built a home on an acreage shortly after getting married. Jeff and Julie met while they were both working at the Mayo Clinic; Jeff as a biomedical technician and Julie as a registered nurse. They spent much of their early years together volunteering with Bridge Builders for Kids, a ministry that worked with children of prisoners in the Twin Cities and Rochester areas. In 2006, Jeff felt the Lord call him into full-time ministry and after nearly 17 years at the Mayo Clinic, he left his job to serve as Executive Director with Bridge Builders for Kids.
In 2011, Jeff felt the Lord begin revealing a much larger calling for his life. This began to come about after the Lord called him to lead a 7-day prayer initiative in the Twin Cities, called Operation Jericho. During this time, God began to impress Isaiah 61 on Jeff's heart, specifically regarding "setting the captives free". At the end of 2013, Jeff felt the Lord's prompting to lay down ministry he had been leading. As the ministry closed, a new chapter in Jeff's life began.
Jeff feels the Lord has called him to unite, equip and mobilize the Body of Christ to fulfill the mission of Christ according to Isaiah 61:1. Much of Jeff's time is spent networking across denominational lines, bringing people and churches together for a common purpose; whether it's to pray and worship, or to encourage, equip and mobilize the Body of Christ. Jeff also has a burden to raise up Kingdom businesses to fuel and support the spiritual armies God is raising up in this season. Jeff and Julie began this process by transforming their own farm into a Freedom Enterprise they called FreedomOne Farms which eventually led to the formation of the TruBid Hay Exchange.