Jean has been part of the Busti Church of God family since moving back to the area in 2007. She has been the Children’s Pastor since 2017. She has a B.S. in Psychology, an M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy, and a New York State Teacher Certification for birth through grade six. Jean grew up near Greenhurst, New York, and enjoyed being involved at Fluvanna Community Church. She spent two years at Houghton College and ended up transferring and graduating from SUNY Brockport where she met her husband, Tim. Brockport Free Methodist church was where she and Tim started serving in Children’s Ministries 17 years ago. Additionally, Jean has 25 years of teaching experience. Jean and Tim have two adult kids, Caitlin and Jared, and a son-in-law, Dylan, who she teases is her favorite. They are ecstatic that their first grandchild was born in June 2020, Eloise Mary! When starting her path as the Children’s Pastor at BCOG, there were four words that were resounding in her spirit that she attributes to the encouragement of Jesus: Passion, Enthusiasm, Fun, and Excellence. She endeavors to teach and honor Jesus with all four of those things for the children in the community.