Jeff Walper is currently the Chaplain and Counselor for the NEWSTART® Lifestyle Program at Weimar Institute in Weimar, California. Twenty-two years ago, Jeff was tending bar in the Atlanta area. After receiving a piece of gospel literature and attending the training mentioned in the pamphlet, his worldview was changed. From that point forward, he dedicated his life to the service of Jesus Christ. Since that time, his experiences in ministry have been many, multicultural, and varied. He has been a missionary in Japan, in Africa and in Cuba. He graduated from Southern Adventist University, near Chattanooga, with his bachelor’s degree in Theology. He went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Michigan. His work with and for people has included serving as a hospital chaplain, planting churches, and ministering as a district pastor with congregations large and small. Married for fourteen years, Jeff is a devoted husband and a dedicated dad. His hobbies include time with his family, traveling, exploring, hiking, and gardening. Jeff considers it an honor to be a part of the NEWSTART® team.