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Jenny Warner

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Jenny is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Pastor for Justice, Spirituality and Community at First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Oregon. She graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Psychology in 1992, and in 2010, received a Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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Notes from a First-Year Preacher

Defying Gravity: Becoming a Woman of Influence

The time has come to stop fighting for myself and extend a hand to lift other women who are seeking their place of influence. Read More »

Listening for God's Christmas Song

The invitation of incarnation is to stop and notice the miracle of God's breaking in to our flesh-and-blood realities. Read More »

The God-Bearer: Advent Reflections on Mary

Incarnational spirituality is not working up the strength to become someone you aren't; it is becoming who you truly are. Read More »

How Many Souls Shrink in Church?

Is there room in our church for questions -- real questions, the ones without answers? Do we love people for whom life does not fit into neat and tidy boxes? Read More »

Economic Grief and Spiritual Recovery

May we choose to be present to economic grief -- and in that presence, to find transformation for our souls and our world. Read More »

Personal Preaching: Sharing Stories in the Pulpit

Wisely disclosing our personal stories as pastors is a tricky thing and requires a lot of sensitive discernment, acquired only through trial and error, I'm afraid. Read More »

Recent Articles

Defying Gravity: Becoming a Woman of Influence

The time has come to stop fighting for myself and extend a hand to lift other women who are seeking their place of influence. Read More »

Listening for God's Christmas Song

The invitation of incarnation is to stop and notice the miracle of God's breaking in to our flesh-and-blood realities. Read More »

The God-Bearer: Advent Reflections on Mary

Incarnational spirituality is not working up the strength to become someone you aren't; it is becoming who you truly are. Read More »

How Many Souls Shrink in Church?

Is there room in our church for questions -- real questions, the ones without answers? Do we love people for whom life does not fit into neat and tidy boxes? Read More »

Economic Grief and Spiritual Recovery

May we choose to be present to economic grief -- and in that presence, to find transformation for our souls and our world. Read More »

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