Jeannie hails from the lush suburbs of San Diego, where it is just as common to see birds of paradise growing along the freeway as it is to see a gleaming red arrow pointing you to hamburger heaven, otherwise known as In-N-Out. By the time she graduated high school, the comforts of home proved to be too, well, comfortable! And so she left to brave the frigid winters of Pittsburgh, where she studied English literature and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University. After four years, the masochist in her decided she needed to subject herself to more bad weather, and so she moved to Wheaton, Ill., to study American church history at Wheaton College. There she learned that while cold is bad, cold plus wind is even worse. She returned home, hung up her down parka, and finally entered the working world as an editor at Outreach Magazine and youth pastor at Temecula Calvary Korean Church. After many late deadline nights and trips to Pinkberry with her students, God called her to Sojourners in Washington, D.C. She couldn’t be happier.
These days, Jeannie spends most of her time fiddling with syntax, thinking up new web initiatives, and learning from veteran Sojourners editors. Her idea of a perfect afternoon includes black coffee, a good book, and her magnificent sister.
Posts By This Author
Peaceful Coexistence of Science and Faith: Interview with NIH Director Francis Collins
Francis S. Collins has long been known in the science world for his leadership of the Human Genome Project, an ambitious 13-year joint endeavor by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy to identify all of the approximately 20,000 to 25,000 genes in human DNA.
Schools in the United States are becoming increasingly segregated based on students’ race and economic status, according to a study released by Gary Orfield of the Civil Rights Project.
Super Size My Conscience
How Morgan Spurlock changes the way we think.
Video Interview with Don Miller
Don Miller is the founder of The Mentoring Project and author of
Video Interview with Vincent Harding
Aid without Demands
While diplomatic relations between the U.S.
An Interview with Morgan Spurlock
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is not afraid to get messy.
Audio Reading and Interview with David Denny
David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.
Audio Interview with Joel Salatin
Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin is an outspoken advocate for organic, sustainable, and local food.
Changing Farmers’ Lives
Beyond the health benefits of eating organic, poor farmers around the world are claiming that organic farming is improving their quality of life, too.
Watch a How-To Video on Composting with Worms
The Farmer in the Swell
Healthy Middle Class?
Expensive health insurance premiums are detrimental to the survival of the middle class, according to a 2009 study released by The Commonwealth Fund.
Audio Reading and Interview with Scott Cairns
Scott Cairns is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.
Six Questions for Rev. Laura Sumner Truax
How To Build a Memorial Prayer Altar
Interview with Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American novelist, is a 2009 MacArthur genius grant recipient and author of Brother, I'm Dying.
Readers Respond to 'Peering Through the Wall'
Editor’s Note: For this web extra, we asked readers to respond to
Half-Handed Cloud Audio Interview and Free Song Download
There are several factoids about John Ringhofer that elicit fandom, and none of them have anything to do with his music:
- He still uses a CD walkman
- He lives rent-free in a church in Berkeley, California, where he serves as the custodian.
- He often attends two to three church services a Sunday because he loves the art of sermonizing.
- He is a nice guy.