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Jeff VanVonderen
Residence Capistrano Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Author, Interventionist

Jeff VanVonderen (born October 2, 1952) is an author, motivational speaker, former pastor, and interventionist who is best known for his appearances on A&E reality show Intervention. VanVonderen has written five books on various topics such as family troubles, drug addiction, and spirituality.


VanVonderen's first book, entitled Tired of Trying to Measure Up: Getting free from the demands, expectations, and intimidation of well-meaning people, sought to guide Christians through everyday decisions. Three years later he authored Families Where Grace is in Place.

In 2004, VanVonderen made his return to writing with a work called Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them. The book touched on the theme of addiction, stating that "this powerful resource will help guide individuals, families, and churches through their darkest times".[1] The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, written by VanVonderen and David Johnson in 1991, offered advice concerning how spiritual abuse begins, and why people often don't realize they are under its spell.

VanVonderen has completed his next installment entitled Soul Repair: Rebuilding Your Spiritual Life. The book was released on October 1, 2008.


Jeff is a Board Registered Interventionist, Level II. Level II is the higher of the two levels for the Association of Intervention Specialist Certification Board (AISCB).[2]

Aside from producing five spiritually themed works, VanVonderen is also a regular fixture on A&E's Intervention. The show rotates between 4 licensed interventionists. He has held thousands of interventions, helping individuals fight deadly addictions. He instructs each one of those families on the proper way to cope and unite in the recovery and treatment processes. Recently, in one of the episodes of "Intervention" on A&E, Jeff admitted to having a brief alcohol relapse. He has since recovered and is working strong towards his career and helping other people.

He is married to Holly VanVonderen, with whom he has four daughters.


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