Jennifer has participated in church music and felt a calling for music ministry ever since she was a young child. Over the past 25 years, she has been a music educator in public and private schools and is currently teaching music at Legacy Elementary school in Brambleton. Throughout her teaching career, she has also served at several churches in music ministry. Jennifer is excited to help grow Arcola's music ministry and assist with music wherever needed. At Arcola, she directs Celebration Choir (children's choir for grades K-5th), Junior Handbells (beginning handbells for 4th - 8th grades), Faith Ringers (an intermediate handbell group for teens though adults) and co-directs the Summer in the Arts camp each summer. Jennifer received a B.A. in Music Education from Bethany University in 1995 and a M.A. in Music Education from George Mason University in 2000. Jennifer sings, conducts, plays the flute, piano, baritone ukulele, and many percussion instruments. She lives in Broadlands with her husband, Ben and son, Ethan. In her free time Jennifer enjoys reading fiction, walking their two dogs, and acrylic painting.