Jena grew up in Oneida, NY, attending First United Methodist Church then St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with her family. Throughout her childhood she attended camps at Casowasco (Owasco Lake, Finger Lakes) and Aldersgate (Adirondacks), was active in CCYM (Conference Council on Youth Ministries) and Red Bird Mission Teams to rural Kentucky.
In seeking higher education, Jena came to Boston where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Facilities Planning and Management From Wentworth Institute of Technology. While in Boston she frequented Park Street Church. In 2008 she met her now husband, Ryan, and in 2010 they sought out a faith base on the North Shore, finding CTR as their perfect fit. Professionally, Jena is a Facilities Project Manager at a nonprofit museum in Boston and enjoys her role in the overall strategic mission of the organization. She loves camping and traveling with Ryan, playing with their dog Tobey, and dabbling in creative hobbies such as crochet and playing the harp. Ryan and Jena now call Danvers home and are blessed to be a part of the CTR Fa