Our Staff

Our staff is pleased to be able to share the love of Jesus with men caught in addiction.

Jeff Carter, Executive Director

Jeff is our Executive Director.  Jeff is (obviously) from the great state of West Virginia.  Jeff gave his life to Jesus on June 2, 2005 while sitting in a prison cell in West Virginia.  Jesus immediately took away all desire for drugs and started changing him.  Upon getting out of prison he founded a recovery discipleship house there.  Jeff and his wife, Terry, were married in 2011, and soon moved to Fairborn.  Jeff has been part of the Jeremiah Tree since early 2015 and has been the director of the TreeHouse since its opening in 2016.  Jeff has a sense of humor and quite the West Virginia accent.

Gary Chapman, Program Manager

Gary serves as our Program Manager.  Gary is a (nearly) lifelong resident of Greene County.  Gary has a pastor’s heart, personal experience with addiction and being rescued by Christ, and a love for Xenia and its people.  Gary and his wife Faith were married in 1997 and have three children.  Gary also serves as the pastor of Zion Baptist Church here in Xenia where he has served for 25 years.  Gary is “giddy glad” to be working in a place where he can both help men and share the gospel with them.

LaShaun "Spence" Spencer, House Manager

Spence is our House Manager over both the TreeHouse and the GreenHouse.  Spence has been rescued by God out of addiction so he really understands what our men are going through.  Spence has a great love for our Savior.  He was one of our residents and now is on staff.  That means he understands how things work around here already.  We are happy he is with us!

Steve Wilson, Operations Manager

Pastor Steve has a heart for discipleship ministry and loves to see the Lord drawing people closer to Himself. Steve is the founder of BibleHelps.info and is the pastor of a House Church in Xenia. He graduated college with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Master of Divinity degree. He and his wife Mindy were married in 2003.

The Operations Manager has the responsibility of making sure things run smoothly:  from volunteer recruitment to making sure the Program Manager has what is needed to keep the program running to maintenance and upkeep of the houses.  This is a part-time position.

Susan jero, Admin

Susan serves as our Administrative Assistant.  She started volunteering at The Jeremiah Tree when her youngest went away to college.  Susan had homeschooled their four sons all the way from K-12 and was wondering what God had in store for her next.  She thinks it is pretty funny that God gave her only sons and now has her in a recovery house for men.  Susan and her husband, Paul, were married in 1984.  They are enjoying the empty nest and now both serve on the Jeremiah Tree Board of Directors.