After more than three years as the director of the Jeremiah Tree’s TreeHouse Recovery Ministry, Jeff Carter will be stepping down from his position.  During his time at the TreeHouse, the ministry has redefined its mission, becoming a long-term men’s residential recovery program.  A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Jeff brought with him the story of a man who went from a life of addiction and crime (even landing on West Virginia’s “Most Wanted” list), to that of a passionate, dedicated ministry leader and advocate for Christ-centered recovery.   He has worked tirelessly building connections within the judicial system, community leaders, and churches to offer men opportunities to find healing and the hope of a fresh start in life.  Jeff and his wife, Terry, will take some time to refresh and explore where God is leading them next.  “The prayers and gratitude of the TreeHouse residents, our board, staff, volunteers, and supporters will go with Jeff, and we look forward to continuing to work with Jeff in other capacities,” said Tim Ling, board president.

The Jeremiah Tree offers a twelve-month program without charge to the men they help.   The next few months will be a time of transition for the Jeremiah Tree and the TreeHouse as they  begin a search for a new director.  The men currently residing in the two houses will continue to live there under the supervision of the House Manager, Josh Hartley, and the board of directors.  Replacing the director and expanding the staff will also require an increase in the ministry’s budget and the board will be looking for new monthly “TreeHouse Champions” to meet that need.  “We operate through the support and generosity of local churches, businesses, and individual supporters, trusting for our financial needs to be provided,” said Ling. The Jeremiah Tree is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible.  If you would like more information on how you can become involved as a donor, volunteer, or advocate for the TreeHouse, you can visit them on their website,, email them at, or call (937) 562-3121.  Donations can be mailed to The Jeremiah Tree, PO Box E, Xenia, OH  45385.