Jessica is on the pastoral team at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio where she lives with her husband Shem and three children. Although she graduated from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.; Goshen (Ind.) College; and Hesston (Kan.) College her upbringing was less than typical Mennonite. This gives her energy as she ministers within the Mennonite Church to help distinguish between what faithfulness looks like and how it differs from [Mennonite] cultural conformity.
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