Jeff Allen came to Blue Valley 2017 as the next step in his remarkable journey of faith. Though Jeff came to Christ at a young age, he did so in an environment of deep dysfunction in a family that was essentially unchurched. It wasn’t until he and his wife, Lauren, connected with a faithful church in Lee's Summit shortly after they were married that Lauren came to faith in Christ and Jeff began to finally grow in his faith. Jeff’s job with BNSF transferred him to Dodge City in 2011 and the Allen’s became deeply involved in their local church, working with children’s ministry and small group bible study. They have continued that service since arriving at Blue Valley, where Jeff has also served the congregation as deacon. Jeff and Laruen are the parents of five and the entire family worships and serves on the Ridgeview Campus.