I’m a journeyman. I have no idea where my journey will take me, but it is on this road that I continue to find joy. Following the North Star of my God I am attempting to be the best man I can be with the time I have on this earth.
Come trials, come storms, come temptations great and small… I may falter, but onward will I press. These are my trials of joy.
(From left to right: Heather, Jeff, Jakob, and Kaity)
We live a quiet life in a small town in Indiana. It is here that I, Jeff Brady, was born and raised and have remained my whole life. Life began in a traditional family of four (mom, dad, me, little brother), but my teenage years ended in confusion and turmoil. Lucky the faithful foundation I received at our Quaker church paved the way for God to help me through these times. After graduating from high school I started my career as a youth pastor at a Disciples of Christ church in Marion, IN. I also enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University studying Christian Ministry and Psychology, finishing with a B.S. in the latter.
After a traumatic break-in left me with amnesia and no clues to go off of, my wife and step-daughter rallied around me. Although the holes are there, love is stronger. I was able to recover functionality at the least and moved to a church in Gas City, IN to become the youth pastor there. I served in this position until September of 2011.
Now I find myself a nomad of sorts. Although there are plenty of places I could thrive in the professional world, being a substitute teacher, stay-at-home dad, and research assistant for my wife has offered considerably more enlightenment and fulfillment in my life than I can remember experiencing for a long time. Some may say I’m in the desert. To them I say you have no concept of the very sweet oasis to which God has brought me.
God is not done with me. The world has yet more to offer. The destination has not been reached. I journey ever onward and upward.
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