Jennifer was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and is a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren. She shares a home with her beloved husband, Jonathan, and their two cats, Midnight and Leo. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys hiking, reading a good book, going for long walks, and mentoring fellow preachers in crafting effective sermons. 

Jennifer completed her undergraduate work at the University of Laverne in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a minor in Religion. In 2015, Jennifer completed her graduate work at Bethany Theological Seminary achieving a Masters of Divinity in Peace Studies with an emphasis in Conflict Transformation. She is currently studying with Backstory Preaching, an ecumenical organization inspired to mentor pastors into being the good news they preach. 

Jennifer’s other experiences include service on the On Earth Peace Board as current chair of their Board Governance Committee.

Before coming to Bridgewater CoB, Jennifer served as the pastor for Trotwood Church of the Brethren near Dayton, Ohio as well as on a variety of boards including the Southern Ohio/Kentucky District Board and Womaen’s Caucus. One of her most formative experiences occurred serving with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Barrancabermeja, Colombia. 

Please, feel free to stop by and say “hello!”
Pastor Jen is looking forward to meeting you!