Jen grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi in a home that regularly went to church and had high levels of involvement but missed some regular chances for discipleship. In her eighth grade year, Jen was led to Christ by her sister who had always been good to ask serious and deep questions about what following Jesus was really about. Jen was very involved in ministry in high school at both her church and in school. But during her junior year in college, she attended a Passion conference and was confronted with God’s unfathomable grace in a fresh way. She was drawn to see that her life was meant for God’s glory and His alone and has sought to live that out personally and in ministry opportunities ever since. She married her long time love, Matt, in 2001.
Jen and Matt have four kids, Noah, Tucker, Taylor, and Nora. Jen loves spending time with her family and helping kids and other families learn how to follow Jesus in their everyday lives.