Jessica is from Ardmore, OK and lived in Tulsa for a total of 7 years (off and on). She worked at a music conservatory as their Director of Operations and also worked at a church as their missions coordinator for 3.5 years. While Jessica’s role was to encourage people to sign up for life-changing mission trips, she had actually never been on one herself. She finally had the opportunity to go on her first trip so that she could speak from experience.
That week-long trip changed her life! Shortly after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, she felt called to move there. After raising support for 5 months, Jessica quit her job and bought a one way ticket to Haiti. For 8.5 months, Jessica lived in the Kenscoff area of Haiti to work with an organization as their Haiti Volunteer Coordinator. Upon moving back to the States, she enrolled as an online student at Charis Bible College in Woodland Park, CO studying missions and business. She took a hiatus from her studies to plan her wedding, but is excited to go back soon now that wedding planning is over!
Jessica spends any free time she has outside. She grew up in the country and her parents instilled in her a love for nature and an adventure for the outdoors (my dad was a science teacher). This is one of the reasons she moved to CO! She and her husband love to hike, camp and snowboard together and love any type of fun new adventure. She also loves to workout with her husband—the two actually met at Crossfit!
Jessica serves Save the Storks as the Solutions Account Manager. She primarily acts as a liaison between Save the Storks and all pregnancy resource centers, affiliates, and potential partners. She helps Storks assess and oversee the needs of affiliates so that they can better serve men and women in their communities. She loves being part of a team that helps provide great customer service and solutions for those who are on the front lines of the pro-life movement. Jessica is excited to be part of an organization that approaches the pro-life movement in a cool, unique, and effective way.
Along with her passion for the Storks’ mission, Jessica has a personal experience with adoption and would love to use her story to encourage and shed light on the issue of adoption within the pro-life movement.
When asked what she would say to someone considering working in pro-life ministry, she said, “I would definitely encourage people to get involved with the pro-life movement. As Christians, we are called to help those in need. You don’t necessarily have to work for a pro-life organization, but can be involved in creative ways to make an impact—volunteering at a local pregnancy center or praying about and pursuing either foster care or adoption. There are creative answers and ways that anyone, no matter age or stage of life, can lend a helping hand and help make an impact.”