“Servant HR truly lives up to their name – they are servants in every aspect of the word.”
WHO WE ARE
The staff at Servant HR makes sure our clients are freed up from administrative hassles so they can enjoy the fruits of their labor. To this end, we create this Freedom to Focus by serving clients with accuracy, thoroughness and timeliness. By subscribing to a biblical model of servant leadership, our team desires to reflect Christ in all we do.
To learn more about Christ’s influence on Servant HR and our team, please contact company founder Jeff Leffew.
Our experience and expertise includes:
- More than 50 years of HR training and consulting
- Extensive background in regulatory environments and processes
- Broad payroll administration service history
- Wide-ranging accounting practice management
- Vast customer/employee relationship skills
- And most importantly, an all-embracing attitude, environment and commitment to client servitude.
Mike has been involved in the human resource field in one way or another since 1991. As a management-side employment law attorney at Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis, Mike developed deep human resource legal and practical expertise. He also held human resource management positions at Eli Lilly & Company and the City of Indianapolis before becoming an entrepreneur, co-founding Dewitt & Lane, a business consulting company. Mike graduated magna cum laude from Taylor University with a BA in Political Science and History and obtained his JD cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mike is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He joined Servant HR in 2008 as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mike’s free time is focused on family. Mike married his wife, Rebecca, in 1988, and together they invest in the lives of their sons, Austin and Alec, and daughter, Ashlyn, through family ministry, travel and homeschool education. Much of the family’s travel involves their individual passions of golf (Austin), competitive gymnastics (Alec), and the beach (Ashlyn and Rebecca).
Jeff graduated from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri with a BS degree in Business Management. Jeff also obtained an MBA from Taylor University. He has worked in the human resource field since 1991, starting out as a Personnel Assistant at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. As the Assistant HR Director at Volume Services in Kansas City, Missouri, his clients included the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. He arrived in Indiana to work for The Personnel Department, a start-up administrative employer organization.
In 2000, Jeff began his first entrepreneurial venture by co-founding Strategic Partners Consulting in Kansas City, Missouri. Later, he sold this company to his former employer and continued on as the CEO for the next three years. After ten years in the industry serving companies throughout the Midwest, Jeff started Servant HR in the summer of 2003.
Jeff highly values his family time as he stays busy with his marathon-running wife Karen and his four daughters, Gabrielle, Kylee, Annika and Tessa. The girls love piano while mom enjoys making up reasons to have celebrations and decorate for such events as “Last Day of School” and “First Day of Spring”! When they are not staying busy with their many ministry opportunities at church, Jeff earnestly puts forth effort to get his “ladies” to love Notre Dame football and Butler basketball – with limited success. Jeff’s Testimony
Loren has acquired extensive personnel and managerial experience while serving as a departmental and office manager for more than 16 years. He has a diverse background as a “details man,” having had numerous opportunities to develop and utilize his skills in research, computer literacy, training development, management and consultation. Loren enjoys working behind the scenes to facilitate and streamline methods that help others achieve personal and company goals.
In addition to his work with Servant HR, Loren has served as the director of the International Academy of Music, where he has regularly taught and coordinated undergraduate training courses and workshops over the past 11 years. Loren enjoys composing and arranging, and has published a collection of children’s songs and produced several music recordings. Along with his wife Leah and their three young boys, Loren is actively involved in the music program at their local church, where he also serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for a class of sixth grade boys.
When he has down time, you will likely find Loren in a quiet corner with a cup of coffee and a good book, or enjoying a road trip to visit extended family.
Jayne provides the accounting and bookkeeping functions for Servant HR and its clients. This involves tax filings and required reporting for clients, as well as all general accounting functions for Servant HR. She has deep experience in all of these financial functions with nearly 20 years of experience with such diverse employers as The Personnel Department, Perkins Family Restaurants and Mike’s Carwash. Jayne also has experience in developing centralized accounting and purchasing processes for more efficient financial operations.
She and her husband have been married for more than 35 years. They have two children and four grandchildren. In addition to spending much time with her family, Jayne is very involved in her church. In addition to music and teaching ministries, she also uses her professional skills as the church Bookkeeper/Assistant Treasurer.
Leah’s work experiences have ranged from people-oriented responsibilities to administrative ones. She spent several years coordinating an elementary after-school program for under-privileged children and has also traveled and taught children’s programs around the country. Upon moving to the Indianapolis area, Leah spent four years helping to manage the administrative and scheduling details of a conference center. She has also enjoyed filling the role of office manager of a music academy where her husband served as the director.
Without doubt, her favorite title is that of “Mom” to her three boys, which she has spent the last six years homeschooling. Leah thrives on the opportunity to come alongside people to help them achieve things they did not think were possible – whether by taking care of the details that are hindering their progress or seeing challenges from a different perspective and coming up with options for success.
Sarah brings a true servant approach to her work at Servant HR. A background in customer service has led her to an appreciation of understanding peoples’ needs and finding ways to help serve them. Sarah describes her role as simplifying often complicated processes so employees can make smart decisions regarding their benefits.
When employees have questions about benefits, Sarah is often their first contact. She is happy to serve as a mediator when employees need to know the cost of a medical procedure under their insurance, and when rates change or legislation affects employees, Sarah can help them understand what it means to them. Sarah also processes insurance applications for new employees, helps employees when their family status changes, and creates benefits packages for clients. Consistent tracking and open communication with employees help her do her job well.
Sarah earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and is pursuing a degree in music education from Anderson University. Outside of the office, the Pendleton native and resident plays piano for Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis. She also enjoys playing football and soccer with friends, reading books such as the Anne of Green Gables series and watching old movies with her family.
“Servant HR brings an invaluable amount of ‘employer’ experience to the table for our clients, and we do it on a day-in, day-out basis with a servant’s heart,” Scott says. He describes his goal at Servant HR as helping clients handle the administrative responsibilities inherent in being an employer so that they can focus on what they have a passion for, which is why they started their business in the first place.
His rich experience in sales, human resources and business ownership allow him to relate to people facing HR issues on many different levels. Scott graduated from the University of Notre Dame and brings to his business development role more than 25 years of sales experience for clients ranging from 1-10,000+ employees. He also has managed his own business, so he truly understands many of the challenges facing today’s business owners and entrepreneurs. His direct involvement in the human resource arena started in 1997 with ADP, and he has been involved in HR ever since. Along with his payroll proficiency, Scott has experience in and insight into both the SaaS and full-service PEO models. Scott has actively pursued licensing and training to consistently advance his HR knowledge, especially as it relates to the PEO model. He has held both the PHR and FPC certifications in the past and is currently a licensed insurance professional. Scott’s greatest training however has come in his role as husband and father.
Scott and wife Sheryl are blessed with three wonderful children, Catherine, Christopher and Carin. All three children have been active in swimming from an early age and have competed at various levels including high school, college and USA Swimming. When Scott’s not helping out on the pool deck or fulfilling the responsibilities of various roles at church, he enjoys woodworking, golfing and spending one-on-one time with other men honing each other’s character with God’s help.