About Rev Jenn

My name is Jenn (she/her/hers).  At Unity Atlanta Church, where I serve as senior minister, I’m called Rev Jenn, and I’m a spiritual mentor.

I’m here to inspire and encourage you to tap into the Presence of God, with you, within you, and all around you, no matter what name you use for God.  Rather than tell you what to do or believe, I journey with you as you recognize and embrace your innate wisdom, strength, and creativity.

Being a spiritual mentor has unfolded from my own life experience.  My background is a diverse (some might say eclectic) fount of knowledge and wisdom.  While my base is in Judeo-Christian tradition, I also have studied Taoism and Buddhism, elements of which are still part of my practice, and I’ve taught Hindu and Islamic literature.  My teachers have included: Rabbi Jacob Friedman; Lama Surya Das; Meditation Master Maggie Sluyter; Rev Dr Fred Craddock, and Interfaith Minister Patricia K. Dunkin.

I hold a Masters of Divinity from Unity Institute & Seminary, and a Master’s in Literature and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from American University in Washington, D.C.  I also completed additional graduate studies in Education at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J., as well as undergraduate and graduate studies in Organizational Behavior, Social History and Psychology, Theatre Arts, and World Religions.

A teacher for much of my life, I’ve trained adults in publications production and public speaking, and taught ninth through twelfth grade high school English.  I also worked in a family food business, and as an advocacy journalist and editor.

I enjoy connecting with people, whether in church, at the gym, at sports events, or sharing a meal together.  I also enjoy Victorian mysteries and ensemble comedies; coloring books; nature photography; getting my hair professionally styled; walks on the beach and through botanical gardens; and creating musical playlists.

On my journey, I’ve faced grief and heartbreak.  A few missteps landed me in the hell of my own creation.  But despite these, my faith and belief in the ever-abiding grace and goodness of God has been my anchor.

More than once I’ve been told that everything I’ve ever done has led me to this place.  That’s the truth.  Perhaps it’s a truth for you, too.  So, wherever you are on life’s journey, know that you are spiritually fit for a life of contentment, fulfillment and fun.  I believe that you and all people desire and deserve to live lives we love, and I’m blessed to share this journey with you.

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