Welcome to my little space.

My name is Jenn. I'm a lover and follower of Jesus Christ. 

I love a good story. I'd love to hear yours. Everyone has one. My story is long. Like, really long. But it's a good one. Every step of the way, no matter how many bumps were in the road, my God was faithful to me and He continues to be. 

You'll get glimpses into my adventures here on the blog as well as the amazing stories of others (stay tuned for some awesome missions updates this fall). Maybe if we had the opportunity to sit face-to-face and with a big ol' pot of coffee, I'd be able to hear about you and share some more about me. But for now, here's the nutshell version. 

I was born and raised in New York City by amazing parents. Though I always knew about Jesus, I was super rebellious and ran from Him during my teenage years. Then, at age 20, I had an encounter with God and finally surrendered to Him. I've been on a journey with Jesus ever since.

At age 23, God led me to Chicago. Shortly after, I moved to Texas, then back to New York, and then back to Chicago again for a longer stretch. Years later in 2010 (to my surprise), I moved back to New York again. I thought I was returning to finish up school online but God had other plans. He led me to The Lighthouse Church in Brooklyn, where I served on staff and fell in love with some amazing people who became family. God taught me a lot in that season. 

I did finally finish my degree. I graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Psychology. Just recently, I uprooted again and moved to Texas again this summer to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. I'm pursuing a Masters in Biblical Counseling. It is a leap of faith and a dream come true. I'm excited to see what God has in store.

I belong to an incredible family and I have wonderful friends who mean the world to me. I love laughing, writing, hoodies, and enjoy yelling at the Knicks (hopefully one day it will turn into cheering). I don't like shopping (unless it's Amazon) or pigeons. I'm a song-pusher, a book-worm, a closet goofball, and all about Dairy Queen blizzards. 

I'm passionate about people grabbing hold of their identity in Christ so they can be the Body of Christ. I love sharing the Word and seeing people encouraged. Nothing like it. I also love young adults (although I'm an old soul, I still like to think I am young at heart).

That's the short version. I'm a work in progress. My story's not over. It's a story of grace, mercy, forgiveness, and the everlasting love of the Father. I'm still learning, healing, growing, and pressing on toward the goal. My prayer is that this blog can be a place where I can share some of those experiences and where you find encouragement. I hope to connect with you! Feel free to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:12-14