Jill received her doctorate of ministry from Gordon Conwell Seminary in 2020 with a focus on intergenerational faith learning. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, and a Bachelor of the Arts in English and Secondary Language from Washington University in St. Louis.
She is passionate about bringing together the oft-maligned millennials and baby boomers to worship and learn together.
Jill has published six books and award winning articles in places such as Christianity Today publications, Christians for Biblical Equality, (in)courage, MOPS, Disney’s Family Fun, and Chicago Parents. She has a doctorate in Church Leadership.
Currently, Jill speaks at pastor’s events, conferences, seminars, classes, and retreats. She is happy to work with your online event as well.
What Jill is Working On
Preaching in the Sound Bite Age
Makes the case for a new way to disciple in the pulpit, with a historical and theological overview of preaching, an assessment of the present problem, and a look at why the next generation (and all of us) learn better interactively, based on research of young adults as well as adult learning in general.
Stories of Resilience: How Refugees Contribute to the Strength of America
A book about the contributions of refugees to America, told with their own words and their own stories. These stories intermingle with with short chapters, sidebars, and FAQs filled with facts about refugee issues. The book concludes with the church’s role in changing our national narrative about refugees and their role in our country.
Just Hear Me Out: Conversations in the Generation Gap
Image Bearers Together: A Guide for Learning (and Unlearning) How To Have an Equal Christian Marriage
More information to come soon
She has also contributed to two other books from Christianity Today and Lillenas Publishers, hundreds of of articles, blog posts, and devotionals.