Jeff has served as LCM-IU's Campus Minister and Executive Director since July, 2006. An IU alumnus ('94), he put his Bachelor of Science in Science Education to use teaching middle school science for six years (in Iowa and California) before heading to graduate school. In 2005 he received a Master of Arts in Ministerial Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in the ELCA in March, 2007. Jeff is married to Kelli and loves being Natalie's (10) and Matthew's (8) Dad.
As campus minister Jeff brings a passion for helping students learn where their gifts fit in this world, finding outlets to put those gifts to use, seeking and creating social justice, reflecting on and practicing Lutheran theology, and engaging in political advocacy.
Outside of his work with LCM, Jeff likes to relax with a good book, multiple genres of music, or a good movie. He also enjoys playing basketball and other sports. One can also regularly find him engrossed in an IU basketball or Chicago Bears football game on the television, but most of all he loves goofing around with his kids.
Kelli has served as Campus Pastor at LCM-IU since July, 2006. She is an IU alumna ('94) and holds a bachelor's degree in sociology. Kelli received her Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in 2000 and then served congregations in California and Pennsylvania. Kelli is married to Jeff (they met as students at LCM-IU) and is mom to Natalie, 10, and Matthew, 8.
As a campus pastor, Kelli especially enjoys: walking alongside students who are discovering their unique passions and gifts; helping students put those gifts to use in the world; being there for students in times of need; equipping others to engage in authentic, ongoing conversation with the Word; and watching the LCM-IU community grow and evolve.
Kelli's interests outside LCM include holistic approaches to health and wellness, books & movies, home renovation, and hanging out with Jeff and the kids.