Hope Staff

Rev. Dr. Jennie Edwards Bertrand

Jennie (She/Her/Hers) is an ordained clergy person in the United Methodist Church, for 23 years. She is passionate about how one's personal practices of faith and spirituality drive community-focused social justice and inclusion, and vice-versa. Throughout her career, she has been and advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion and rights in the church and state. In 2014, she started Hope Church, a fully-inclusive faith community. Both her Master of Divinity and her Doctorate of Ministry are from Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary, in Evanston, IL. She and her spouse built their family through the adoption of two beautiful children.