Jennifer was born into a Christian home, the second of four children. Her mother's older sister, a single missionary to Japan, was the heroine of the family. Through the years Jennifer was growing up, her family would occasionally invite a missionary-often a single lady-into their home for a meal. Jennifer always wanted to be a single missionary when she grew up, and she is grateful to the Lord for putting that dream in her heart and then fulfilling it, to the praise of His glorious grace!
Jennifer graduated from the nursing program at Bob Jones University in 1990 and later received a master's degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 1993. After serving as a nurse practitioner for three years in Pickens, South Carolina, Jennifer felt the Lord's call into medical missions in Micronesia.
She was accepted by GFA in 1996 and in 1998 arrived in the Marshall Islands, where she served with the Utters and Fishers for three years. During her first furlough, she was reassigned to Papua New Guinea to serve in the Highlands with the Berbin family as well as other single missionaries. Since 2002, Jennifer has served in PNG. Though her primary ministry is the medical clinic, she also oversees the training of national Sunday school teachers and translates songs and other materials.
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