Pastoral Care Assistant
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An ordained minister, Jill has stepped in to meet pastoral needs during several times of staff transition at Westminster. She has served as Pastoral Care Assistant since 2009, accepting more hours and responsibilities over time. Jill’s favorite part of working at Westminster is “all the people.” She elaborates, “The members of the church are absolutely wonderful people, and being able to visit with some of them is so wonderful – getting to know them is a blessing. I can see the light of God in our members.”
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Jill brings God’s healing presence with her when she visits members who are in the hospital, senior living facilities, and their homes.
She organizes home communion with meticulous attention to detail.
Jill shepherds the prayer list with sensitivity and caring.
She conducts memorial services with loving empathy, sharing this compassionate ministry with the installed pastors.
Jill organizes, directs, and teaches our Stephen Ministry program.
She lovingly guides and counsels our deacons.
Jill also volunteers her time at church, facilitating adult education classes, singing in the Westminster Choir, and participating in Westminster by Heart storytellers.
Jill earned her bachelor’s degree from Campbell University, near Raleigh, North Carolina, and a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed two years of full-time Clinical Pastoral Education, a chaplaincy training program, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, and served as the chaplain in a children’s home for behaviorally at-risk youth in McCormick, South Carolina, for almost seven years.