Rev. Jeff Young
Pastor Jeff celebrated 5 years of ordination, and of being installed as Pastor of First United Presbyterian Church, this March. Prior to ministry he worked in the concert entertainment industry, banking, the federal government, and as a teacher. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology, from the University of Kansas; and earned his Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Ashley for 17 years. They have two sons, 11 and 4, who are into competitive swimming and slides. They also have a Siberian Husky, who helps them get out and on walks, and to the park. The family enjoys the outdoors, and exploring the many offerings of the St. Louis area. A sports fan, Jeff roots for his alma mater, the Kansas City Royals, the Cleveland Browns, and has become a fan of the St. Louis Blues. Jeff currently serves on the boards of the Collinsville Food Pantry and Collinsville Faith in Action.