Missioner for Youth & Young Adults
Jill was born and raised on the Central Coast of California, but has been in the Portland area since 2000. She graduated from Multnomah University, majoring in Theology and Ministry Leadership. She will graduate in May 2018 with a Master of Divinity from Portland Seminary.
Prior to entering her graduate program, Jill worked in full-time youth ministry focusing on mentoring, leadership development, pastoral care, and outreach. As Missioner for Youth and Young Adults, Jill is involved with Middle and High School programs including Youth Group, Youth Confirmation, and the burgeoning Youth Adult ministry. Jill has a deep love for walking with youth through life and faith, as well as developing leaders who love to do the same. She values relationships, spiritual depth, and holding space for questions and growth.
When she is not working or studying, you can find Jill staying active, reading, writing, catching a movie at one of Portland's historic movie theaters, or getting away to the coast to practice her newfound love of surfing.