Originally from small-town New York State, Jeff works in educational and other mission-driven settings on initiatives that inform and inspire: life-long learning, public awareness, cross-cultural appreciation, civic engagement, volunteerism, peace-building, and social cohesion.
A travel planner for Mejdi Tours, Jeff draws on his background in religious and cultural studies, and his experience from living in Jerusalem for several years, to help traveling university groups, faith communities, and community organizations develop educational cross-cultural itineraries, as well as spiritual programs when of interest. He specialized in the Holy Land region – particularly Israel-Palestine-Jordan – and the various communities who live there.
Jeff is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the State University of New York at Oswego, and still studies part-time whenever possible around his work. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.