Jeff Hunt is married to Shannon for 13 years and father of two, Cassidy, 10 and Caden, 7. He has worked with youth for over 14 years in urban, suburban and rural settings. He graduated with a BS in Bible/Youth Ministry from Lincoln Christian University and a BS in History from Illinois State University. He is founder and Director of Mission 180, a non‐profit which helps at‐risk youth break free from destructive lifestyles through faith‐based mentoring and counseling. With a ministry to the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center, Mission 180 builds relationships with troubled youth with the goal of funneling them into a mentoring program. The most important things in his life are his faith, his family and helping others.

Jeff was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.