I'm Jen.

I'm a mama and wife and I'm passionate about marriage, freedom, and building authentic community.

As a woman, it's easy to go through life simply trying to meet the standards the world sets. It's easy to hide behind walls and only let certain people see certain things. But that takes a lot of energy - energy we could use to devote to our relationship with God, with our spouses, with our kids.

So what if we were just real? What if we laid out our brokenness and let people come alongside us to help us? What if our stories encouraged each other? What if were less consumed with how the world loves us and more concerned with loving each other?

Just a few more tidbits about me: I'm a long distance runner. The furthest I've ever run is a 50k, which I only did because my running partner said "Oh, let's go to California for my 40th birthday and run a race. Then we'll go to Napa!" I think I only really heard "California" and "Napa" when I said "yes." I love to read, garden, and just be outside (except overnight - my idea of camping is close proximity to a grill and a bed behind a door that locks. Oh, and showers.) I'm usually carting around kids to dance practice and I love to watch my kids grow up.  Oh, and getaways with my  husband. Without the kids. I love that, too.

Most recently, I began working at my church, Northpoint. My job is to connect people into community and occasionally write and speak. Couldn’t be more perfect.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
— C.S. Lewis