Jeff Reed 

Lead Pastor

Jeff Reed grew up in a military family, son of a Chaplain, and followed his father’s footsteps into vocational ministry.  He is married to Susan, and they have three grown children: Ren, Forrest, and Randi Lynn.

Jeff studied English and Composition at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA (1985).  He received his M.Div from Western Seminary in Portland, OR (1991).  He received his D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA (2010).

Jeff began his ministry career as a Worship Pastor, serving two churches in the Portland area, before serving Hillside Covenant in the same capacity from 1997 to 2001.  Since 2001 Jeff has served as Hillside’s Lead Pastor.

Writing and reading poetry is one of Jeff’s great delights.  He has self-published many little books of poetry and his poetry blog can be found at