Interim Coordinator of Family Ministries
Jennifer is a current doctoral student in the Global Leadership and Change program at Pepperdine University. Most recently, Jennifer served as Vice President for Student Life at Gordon. She enjoys entrepreneurial efforts that bridge divides and serve the least of these. Her family founded a management consulting firm in Rwanda and she served as communications director for a USAID project, founded a women’s business and a preschool, launched Bible and English clubs in her neighborhood, and volunteered extensively with orphans and their caregivers, providing advocacy, training and adoption facilitation. For many years, she founded and directed The Vine that brought thousands of young adults together across differences of Christian tradition. Jennifer served extensively in urban children’s and youth ministry and outreach when she and her husband, Dano, lived in Seattle. Prior to this, she was personal assistant to President Clinton’s volunteer religious liaison and an associate with the Renaissance Weekends. She is a 1994 graduate of Gordon College, and earned a Master’s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2003. Jennifer is active on the boards of the Boston Higher Education Resource Center and Teachers Training Together. She and Dano live in Wenham, Massachusetts, with their three children, Lian (17), Anna (14) and Nathanael (11).