Emily Van Gent
Meet Our Staff - Jeff
Jeff joined the MH4H team in June 2017 as Store Manager of the Many Hands Thrift Market in Grimes. He says, “After 40 years in corporate retail, I found my retail calling working for Many Hands Thrift Market. I can now be proud and empowered in knowing that my last +10 years in retailing will be working for a wonderful purpose and cause.” In addition to Store Manager, Jeff is also a coach, teammate, and friend to those at the Thrift Market.
Jeff is passionate about his work and strives to put God first in his life. With MH4H, these two things intersect. Jeff says he is thankful to work with MH4H, and we are blessed to have him on our team. He uses 1 Peter 4:10 to guide his life and work, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."
He has been married to his wife, Laurie, for over 32 years. As a Midwest native, Jeff enjoys the country life with his wife. The couple has one adult son, and they bond while hiking in the West as a family.