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, Operations Manager

Gary serves as our Operations 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.

Stephen Taylor, House Manager

Stephen is our House Manager over both the TreeHouse and the GreenHouse.  Stephen brings an enthusiasm about the life that Jesus gives that is contagious.  Stephen says, “I have been known by many names – addict, degenerate, loser, untrustworthy, train wreck; but because of Who Jesus Christ is in my life those names no longer apply.  Now I’m a sinner saved by grace and a child of the Most High God!”

Susan Jero, Admin

Susan serves as 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.