Pastor Jennifer is our Interim Priest-in-Charge, and comes to Transfiguration after a first career as a swim coach, a second career as a Lutheran pastor in the States, and (most recently) doctoral studies at the Toronto School of Theology. She is currently still (STILL!) writing her dissertation, which deals with a homiletical biblical hermeneutic (aka the art of interpretation and meaning-making of the biblical texts read in worship, in the service of preaching), specifically as it relates to a secular culture and worshippers with little church background. Originally from a university town in Northern California best described as “Bay Area adjacent”, Pr. Jennifer herself did not grow up attending church, and as such has a particular passion and heart for outreach and welcoming newcomers. She is pursuing her ThD with an eye towards teaching, and in what little spare time she can find, enjoys coveting other people’s large dogs on walks around the neighbourhood.