Jeanine landed at the Church of the Advocate in January, 2019. She’s been gratefully enjoying the warmth and hospitality of the congregation and Lisa+ and Nathan+. She’s equally thrilled with the vibrant, enthusiastic worship. She’s been preaching, presiding, and providing pastoral consultation and care.
Jeanine was ordained to the priesthood in December, 2017. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, when he was diocesan bishop of NC, approved an alternative path of formation for Jeanine. This path involved multiple internships, ongoing reading and study, and a two-year hybrid program, residential/online, at the University of the South’s School of Theology. Jeanine also works as a licensed psychologist. She’s currently working at UNCG’s Counseling Center. She’s worked in other university counseling centers, medical centers, and independent practice.
Long before ordination, Jeanine had been serving (and continues to serve) on the diocese’s Pastoral Response Team in which she’s worked with congregations experiencing painful disruptions. Jeanine has a deep love for liturgy and a commitment to using liturgy to help congregations and individuals experience healing through the presence of Christ in Holy Eucharist and healing prayer. In 2018, Jeanine was invited to be on the planning committee in the House of Bishops for the 79thGeneral Convention’s Listening Liturgy and coordinated pastoral care subsequent to the liturgy. In January, 2019, she began working on an Interim Body Task Force to develop resources for ministry with individuals who have mental illness, their families, and their congregations.
Jeanine was born and raised in Downingtown, PA and after being graduated from Villanova University moved to Baltimore MD, earned a couple more degrees, taught, worked at Hopkins HIV Psychiatry service, and then came to NC for “just a year” in 1995. What a ‘year’ it has been!
Jeanine lives in Mebane with her wife, Anne. In April, 2019, they celebrated 30 years! They have four beloved four-legged beings and one of Anne’s sisters and her son have been living with them for a season or so.