I am originally from North Dakota, where I graduated from North Dakota State University (GO Bison!) in Fargo with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After a twenty-year career with the YMCA, I earned my Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2014. I then served as an Associate Pastor with a Lutheran church in Barrington for five-and-half years before accepting the call to St. Mark’s. My husband, Jon Jensen, has worked in Aurora since 2001 for SMC Corp. We have two grown sons, Leif (Andrea) and Erik (Morgan), and three grandchildren. My passion in ministry includes finding ways to make God’s word relevant whether that be in preaching, in the everyday of joys and struggles or in serving others. We worship a living God, a God who yearns to speak and be present in our lives. Now.
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