A lifelong Episcopalian, the Rev. Jeffrey Beebe was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and earned his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Jeff worked as a floor trader at a Chicago Commodity Futures Exchange, and later in the field of leveraged buyouts. During this period Jeff had a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit and returned to the church. He attended Yale University Divinity School and earned his MDiv degree. Jeff and his wife Susan planted an Episcopal Church in Parkland, Florida, under the authority of Bishop Leo Frade of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. After this, Jeff took several years leave of public ministry and built and managed private financial and real property assets. He still actively manages his corporate investments and donates his professional ministry time to Bethesda.