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

Real Product

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 08-01-2009
Need Holy Backup?

No More Droning On

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 08-01-2009

In April, 14 Christians were arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, from where drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan are guided, in the first major U.S. public protest against combat drones.

Minority Reports

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 08-01-2009

Last November’s election was the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

A How-To Video on Contemplative Prayer

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009

Sojourners editors Rose Marie Berger and Jeannie Choi demonstrate simple contemplative prayer practices that anyone can adopt into their own worship habits. In part one, Rose and Jeannie talk about contemplative prayer and learn how to do a simple prayer exercise that uses the verse, "Be still and know that I am God," to center one's heart on God. In part two, Rose teaches Jeannie about Lectio Divina, a meditative reading of the Bible that encourages prayerful reflection.

How to ... Plant a Community Garden

by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009

“Food deserts,” neighborhoods where people must walk at least a mile or drive 30 miles to access a grocery store, are rife in both urban and rural areas throughout the U.S.

Twitter Against Nukes

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009

The recently launched Two Futures Project is twittering us into a non-nuclear future.

Global Death Penalty

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009
Stats

Cookie of Christ

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009
Real Product

Alexie Torres-Fleming Video Interview

by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009

Alexie Torres-Fleming is executive director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (ympj.org) in the South Bronx where she was born and raised.

Important Social Justice Films

by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009
by Gareth Higgins

Video Interview of Bill McKibben

by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2009

Bill McKibben is an author and co-founder of 350.org. We caught up with him at Powershift">http://www.powershift09.org/">Powershift 2009 in Washington, D.C., to ask him how the economic crisis has affected his personal life, what kind of advice he would give to those wanting to "shop local," and how his faith informs his work.

Free Music Monday: The Welcome Wagon

by Jeannie Choi 06-08-2009
About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev.

Real Product

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 06-01-2009
Faith Walk Needs Socks

Holy Water

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 06-01-2009

The Ecumenical Water Network, an international Christian body formed to raise awareness about justice and the global water crisis, declared its frustration that the World Water Forum, which met in

Mennonites Call Church to Confess

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 06-01-2009

More than 100 Mennonite pastors and lay ministers released a letter in April to the Mennonite Church USA, calling for the denomination to extend full welcome to gay and lesbian people and inviting

D.C. Tests Positive

by Rose Marie Berger, by Jeannie Choi 06-01-2009

Three percent of all District of Columbia residents are living with HIV/AIDS, according to a report released in March by the District government. The U.S.

Sojourners Magazine Awards

by Jeannie Choi 05-13-2009
Sojourners magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) a

Audio Interview with Charlotte Brody

by Jeannie Choi 05-01-2009

Charlotte Brody, a former registered nurse, is a long-time activist who has spent much of her life fighting for reform in the health care industry.

Making Places and People Bloom

by Jeannie Choi 05-01-2009

Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act is good for us -- and the economy.

Video Interview with Bill McKibben

by Jeannie Choi 05-01-2009

Bill McKibben is an author and co-founder of 350.org.