Jeff Lander, has served in a variety of ministry positions over the last 25 years, including the local church (in New England and the Pacific Northwest) as a pastor to children and youth; and as a youth and worship pastor. His primary missions experience includes serving eleven years on staff with Children of the Nations International, a ministry focused on caring for orphaned and vulnerable children. As a missionary with COTN, he served in roles overseeing short-term mission teams and as the International Spiritual Care Director. He developed the department from the ground up, strategizing, forming standards of service, managing staff, fundraising for development work and creating opportunities for children and staff to receive a variety of biblical programs.
Jeff’s passion is connecting ministry leaders with one another to create synergy and strengthen ministry efforts to accomplish the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. He enjoys listening and encouraging ministry leaders who’ve endured years of service to the King, providing coaching and counsel. Above all, his greatest joy is helping ministry leaders thrive and “win” knowing that when ministry leaders “win,” God ultimately gets the glory.
Jeff is married to Connie, his lovely bride of 23 years, and they have 2 sons Ben and Nate. Together, their family is involved in their church, their community, and in loving one another.