Former Web Editor and Intern at Sojourners

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

by Jeannie Choi 01-27-2010

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.

Segregated Schools

by Jeannie Choi 01-01-2010

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

by Jim Wallis, by Jeannie Choi 01-01-2010

How Morgan Spurlock changes the way we think.

Video Interview with Don Miller

by Jeannie Choi, by Matthew Hildreth, by Don Miller 01-01-2010

Don Miller is the founder of The Mentoring Project and author of

Video Interview with Vincent Harding

Vincent G.

Aid without Demands

by Jeannie Choi 01-01-2010

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

by Jeannie Choi, by David Denny 01-01-2010

David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

Audio Interview with Joel Salatin

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009

Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin is an outspoken advocate for organic, sustainable, and local food.

Changing Farmers’ Lives

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009

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

by Jim Rice, by Jeannie Choi, by Matthew Hildreth 12-01-2009
Sojourners editor Jim Rice and his family have been composting with worms for more than a decade. In this video how-to, he shares 7 steps to composting with worms.

The Farmer in the Swell

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009
Joel Salatin finds himself in the middle of the food debate, fighting for a better way.

Healthy Middle Class?

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009

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

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009

Scott Cairns is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.

Six Questions for Rev. Laura Sumner Truax

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009
Serving the community of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.

How To Build a Memorial Prayer Altar

Remember your loved ones this month with this beautiful prayer altar

Interview with Edwidge Danticat

by Jeannie Choi 11-01-2009

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'

by Jeannie Choi 11-01-2009

Editor’s Note: For this web extra, we asked readers to respond to Robert Hirschfield’s article "

Half-Handed Cloud Audio Interview and Free Song Download

by Jeannie Choi 10-28-2009

There are several factoids about John Ringhofer that elicit fandom, and none of them have anything to do with his music:

  1. He still uses a CD walkman
  2. He lives rent-free in a church in Berkeley, California, where he serves as the custodian.
  3. He often attends two to three church services a Sunday because he loves the art of sermonizing.
  4. He is a nice guy.

VIDEO: How To Build a Memorial Prayer Altar

by Jeannie Choi 10-22-2009