• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)
  • Young Adult Women’s Ministries Advisory Team

    Jessica Lóren Jenkins is a 27-year-old native of Philadelphia, PA currently residing in the Nashville, Tennessee area. With an undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration, she has had several years of experience in the healthcare field. However, a change of direction came once she got the opportunity to pursue a seminary degree. She is currently enrolled as a full-time student at Central Baptist Theological Seminary and will graduate this May 2018 with her Masters of Divinity degree. Jessica believed that she might be leaving healthcare behind but quickly discovered that would not be the case. After school, she is seeking to take part in CPE (clinical pastoral education) training to become a hospice chaplain. Jessica adores time spent with her family, writing, and laughing a lot. Being outdoors is something that she greatly enjoys, as well as traveling. In the last two years, she has been to both Thailand and Israel and is pondering where her adventures will take her in 2019. 
    Jami Robertson lives in Middletown, Ohio, with her husband, Scott, and three children, Jacob (age 9), Chase (age 9), and Karlee (age 3). Jami is helping to start a MOPS group in her congregation; MOPS is for any mothers with children 18 and younger, and is offered in the evening for working moms to be able to attend as well. Jami sings with the praise and worship team at church and participates in the American Baptist Women’s Ministries in her church and region. Jami also enjoys swimming, biking, art, and writing. Jami’s goal for AB Women’s Ministries and young adult women is to be able to serve the Lord, carry out the message of Christ’s love for all, and weave old and new traditions of AB Women’s Ministries together, She want AB Women’s Ministries to be seen as one whole group of united women of many generations and diverse backgrounds working and loving each other for the cause of Christ and his mission.
    September Schaffer
    is a native upstate New Yorker and works as an LTA with middle-school-aged children while attending college full-time to become a high school history teacher. September's first career in life was as a Histotechnologist in the laboratory. With a theology degree from Liberty University, she currently serves as lay pulpit supply for the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, New York. September is active in American Baptist Women's Ministries of New York State where she serves as their White Cross Coordinator and general board member. September loves to travel and is aspiring to be a member of the 50-50-50 club (traveling to all 50 states and 50 countries by the time she's 50 years old). She has visited 43 states and 18 countries so far! Being a part of the young adult women’s ministries advisory team is important to September because she feels intergenerational work is necessary for the survival of AB Women’s Ministries in the future. As a young woman in ministry she wants to keep the rich history and traditions of AB Women’s Ministries alive and help transition programming to meet the ever-changing needs of women.
    Christina Turner is 27 and from Seattle, Washington, where she is a member of Peoples Institutional Baptist Church. Christina was baptized at the age of 9 at PIBC. Her church involvement includes serving as a junior deaconess, co-chairing the annual church anniversary event, singing in the Peoples Voices choir, serving as an announcement clerk, and serving in the role of AB Women’s Ministries liaison for the church's women's ministry. In her professional role, Christina coordinates external fundraising events with those who are interested in hosting a fundraiser to support MultiCare Health system. In Christina's free time she enjoys cheering for Seattle professional sports teams, attending Washington State University alumni and sporting events, and spending time with family!

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