Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude from Baker University, where she majored in Spanish, with minors in French and English. Additionally, she studied at Christ for the Nations Bible Institute, where she received her certificate in Practical Theology, and is a charter member of Third Year School of Missions
Prior to coming to ACS, Jennifer taught at Fountain of the Living Word Bible Institute in Mexico, where she instructed adults and youth who felt called into the ministry. Over the years she held many different positions there: teacher, secretary, librarian, Head of boarding students, Assistant Director, and finally Director. Many of my students are now ministering all over Mexico as pastors, assistant pastors, worship leaders, missionaries, teachers, children’s ministers, and leaders in their congregations.
Jennifer served in Mexico for eight years, and during our break times she was blessed to travel to many different churches and missions all over Mexico, ministering. After returning from Mexico, she taught Middle and High School students at Rockwall Christian Academy.
After that role, felt that God was leading her to a new field, and made the move to public school. During most of those years, she taught first grade in a Bilingual classroom. Jennifer also has extensive experience teaching Pre-K students as well.
Jennifer has been married to her husband, Phil, for 11 years, and they have a wonderful 9-year-old son, Joseph, who will be in 4th grade this year. Joseph loves math, numbers, swimming, and games.
Jennifer is thrilled to have a chance to teach in a Christian school where she can use the skills she has developed over the years to serve parents who are committed to homeschooling their children. She sees herself as a foundational teacher, and desires to provide an environment where children can develop a strong relationship with God and also a lifelong love of learning.
Her family attends GT Austin, where her husband has served for 20 years in the Nursing Home ministry, with the vision of taking the Word of God to those who are unable to go to Church due to physical limitations. She enjoys gardening, and in the spring and fall she would live outdoors if she could! She also enjoys yoga, music, and cooking. She considers a good book is a danger for her, as she could easily spend all night reading. She also likes watching old movies, and her favorite musician is Rich Mullins.
Her prayer for her students every day is that they would know God better and love Him more, and that they would continue to learn to hide His Word in their hearts so that they can live a life that makes Him happy. She hopes they will learn to love God with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength, and to love their neighbors as themselves. God is amazing, His creation reflects his character in so many ways. It is a joy to know Him, and a wonder to behold Him in His creation. He will never let them down. She also hopes they will develop a lifelong love of learning and a passion for God.
An interesting fact about Jennifer’s family: they do karate together. Phil is a black belt, and Jennifer will test for her black belt in September. Joe is a brown belt who is on track for his black belt within a year.