Reverend Jennifer Kottler currently serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Sojourners. A long-time advocate for justice, Jennifer has served in advocacy ministry for more than 7 years through her work at Protestants for the Common Good (Chicago IL), the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, and the Chicago Jobs Council, prior to joining Sojourners.
Jen has a long track record of successful advocacy and policy change at the city, state and federal level fighting for civil rights, increasing the minimum wage, increasing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), expanding eligibility for state child health insurance, regulating the pay day loan industry, increasing the availability of job training and support services for low income adults and access to affordable housing. She received her M.Div. from the Divinity School at The University of Chicago and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Jen also has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethany College (West Virginia).
Jen resides in Columbia Heights and enjoys good food, good wine and good friends. An avid sports fan and native of the Pittsburgh area, Jen likes to travel, hike and cheer for the Steelers.