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Jenny Warner

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.

After college, Jenny spent two years in Southeastern Europe, working with missionaries in their cross-cultural adjustment. Since moving back, she has helped plant a new church, married and become a mother of two daughters, worked as a spiritual director and an artist. Having recently finished her PCUSA ordination requirements, she is currently seeking a call as a pastor.

Jenny's interests include poetry, creating and exploring art, theology, running and yoga, knitting, being outdoors, cooking and eating great food, and drinking strong coffee and fabulous wine. She delights in the gift of friendship, and is most happy at play and rest with her husband and two daughters.

Works by Jenny Warner
Defying Gravity: Becoming a Woman of Influence
Jenny Warner | March 11, 2012
The time has come to stop fighting for myself and extend a hand to lift other women who......
Listening for God's Christmas Song
Jenny Warner | December 23, 2011
The invitation of incarnation is to stop and notice the miracle of God's breaking in to......
The God-Bearer: Advent Reflections on Mary
Jenny Warner | December 05, 2011
Incarnational spirituality is not working up the strength to become someone you aren't;......
How Many Souls Shrink in Church?
Jenny Warner | November 10, 2011
Is there room in our church for questions -- real questions, the ones without answers?......
Economic Grief and Spiritual Recovery
Jenny Warner | September 27, 2011
May we choose to be present to economic grief -- and in that presence, to find......
Personal Preaching: Sharing Stories in the Pulpit
Jenny Warner | August 10, 2011
Wisely disclosing our personal stories as pastors is a tricky thing and requires a lot......
Pastor Retreating
Jenny Warner | July 13, 2011
Pastors must remember that the underpinning of all their work is the space for God in......
Transition Woman
Jenny Warner | June 22, 2011
I am making mistakes, fumbling over simple tasks, and facing bumps in the road and minor......
Becoming Pastor Mom
Jenny Warner | June 01, 2011
My challenge is to be thankful for doing work I love, while at the same time remembering......
Sara's perspective pulls me out of the fog of over-familiarity and the fear of sounding......