Following Jennifer’s graduation from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA, Jennifer has been in pastoral ministry since 2004. Her greatest joys are helping people experience the love of God, discovering their soul’s purpose, and changing the world with love are her greatest joys in ministry. As Pastor of Lynnewood UMC, she has the pleasure of doing that through preaching, worship, small group studies, and experiences of service locally and globally. 1 John 4:16 says “God is love and those who abide in love abide in God.” She believes that learning to love with patience, forgiveness, compassion, and justice is our soul’s life-long journey. She feels blessed to companion this community along the way.
Prior to her appointment at Lynnewood UMC, she served the First UMC of Napa, South Reno UMC, Epworth UMC of Berkeley, and Los Gatos UMC. She also served as Case Manager to San Bruno fire victims in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the American Red Cross.
When she is not engaged in ministry, she loves to spend time with her husband and young children. Together they enjoy camping, hiking, and any other activity that connects them with nature. Music makes her feel alive, so you will occasionally hear her belting out songs in her car! She also enjoys running, reading, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes play football.