Pastor Jenn’s heart for ministry comes from her own broken past that has been fully redeemed by God. As the child of an addict, she bounced back and forth between parent and grandparents, knowing the trauma of abandonment, abuse and suffering at a very early age. As it often does, that brokenness led to a series of wrong choices as she moved into adulthood and before she was 30, she had a successful career but two failed marriages and an empty broken heart. But God – as Jenn said yes to God, He brought hope, healing, and restoration beyond what she could have ever imagined. It is that transformation that has been the foundation of her marriage to Pastor Rick. It is the healing she found in Christ that called her out of a military career she loved and into ministry. Helping people understand how much God loves them, and how His word can, step-by-step, bring them from brokenness to abundance – that is her heart and passion.
Pastor Jenn’s call to ministry has been a process. From small group leader to Director of Women’s Ministry, Discipleship Pastor at New Life La Plata, Assistant Pastor at Healing Place, and Lead Pastor for a community church in Glen Burnie, God has guided her. Committed to learning and being equipped for the calling God has placed on her life, she has earned her Bachelors in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Ministry (Organizational Leadership). She and Pastor Rick believe all they have been through and done has prepared them for this moment in time, and anticipate all that God will do in and through BRIDGE Church.
Jenn and Rick have been married for 21 years, have four grown children, one amazing daughter-in-law, and two lovable rescue dogs.