In February 2007, Jessica moved to Chiang Mai to help start a children’s ministry at ZOE Children’s Homes. A move she thought would only be for six months has turned into a long-term position with ZOE. Jessica earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education and was a Pre-K teacher and after school counselor for five years before leaving to pursue her dream to be a children’s minister. In late 2006, Jessica graduated from Children’s Ministries Institute.
As the ZOE Children’s Ministry Director, Jessica oversees staff and volunteers, conducts weekly services, creates programs and evangelistic outreaches to children, and coordinates special events such as camps and short-term mission teams. She also teaches at the ZOE Ministry School and conducts a variety of Children’s Ministry seminars to educate and empower others to effectively teach children the Word of God. The ZOE Children’s Ministry team is developing curriculum packages that can be translated into any language and adapted into any culture. This curriculum can be used for children’s weekly services, devotionals, conferences, seminars, evangelistic outreaches, and camps.
Jessica’s passion is to assist the Church and parents with raising their children. She is devoted to leading children into an intimate and authentic relationship with God that produces an extraordinary love for Him resulting in consistent obedience to Him in their present and future life and dreams. Her desire is that every child experience God’s presence and His passionate love for them.
Jessica believes that we win when every child owns their faith in Jesus Christ and joins God on his mission to reach every man, woman, and child with the Gospel.