Jennifer's Religious Activities

Short Summary of Activities
  • Graduated with Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology, May 2020. Started in Fall 2014.
  • Wesley Foundation, Faculty advisor, Worship team, Advisory Board, 2014 - present.
  • Pastor Intern, First Christian Church Decatur, August 2019-May 2020.

  • Preaching on November 17, 2019 at First Christian Church Decatur on joint Transgender Rememberance Sunday Morning Service.
    Date Title Scripture Video pdf
    Oct 6, 2019 All our Eyes Opened in the Breading of Bread Luke 24:13-35,
    1 Corinthians 11:17-26
    mp4 .pdf
    Nov 17, 2019 Not your typical Happily ever after Princess Story Genesis 37: 1-4, 17-28
    Acts 8: 26-30, 36-39
    mp4 .pdf
    Jan 6, 2020 Transforming the World one Person at a Time Luke 2:21-35, 38-39
    Psalms 8
    March 1, 2020 Good News you will Never Forget Matthew 4:23-5:12
    1 Corinthians 1:18-31
    March 22, 2020 Creatively Bringing in the Kingdom Matthew 5:38-48
    Romans 12:16-20
    mp4 .pdf
    Sept. 13, 2020 Do not despise Anyone, for God has Welcomed them Romans 14:1-13 mp4 .pdf

    Serving at the Table with Bishop Oliveto at Cannon Chapel, January 28, 2020.

    Presiding at the Table at FCCD.

    Reflection on my Internship year at FCCD (2019-2020).

    I am one of the planning team members for Beyond Pink and Blue Conference , October 15-18, 2020. Website link .

    I have written a couple of articles for Whosoever that might be of interest:

    • "Hong Kong: Why Injustice There is a Threat to Justice Everywhere," link
    • "Not Fearing Our Neighbors," link
    • "God's Community Comes to One Like Me: A Transgender Meditation on the Beatitudes" link
    I greatly appreciate the editor's efforts.

    "For trans Christians ... who are called to ministry, the call to recognize your own identity can feel eerily similar ...Some of us choose to be authentic and choose to be real, and choose to follow our call, either as it relates to the church or to our gender identity...its like Moses. Even if we didn't want to follow, we have no choice. The call in our souls is just that loud. I'm listening to the call of God in my life, and I'm going to follow that call wherever it leads me, even if that leads me to death"
    -Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke