Born and raised in Round Rock, TX, Jacqui grew up in a loving Christian home where she was taught the gospel and accepted it at a very young age. Throughout her childhood the desire for more Bible knowledge and avenues to serve grew, yet she often “worked” her way to be accepted and still always felt like there was something missing. Upon moving to Denton, TX to attend the University of North Texas, she came to know a genuine group of believers who served and worshiped in a heartfelt way she had never seen before. Through a prayer exercise one afternoon, she was working through forgiving people who have hurt her in the past and realized she was the one to needed to receive the forgiveness instead of working for it. This marked a time in her life where her journey with Jesus became more free and joyful due to a fuller understanding of God’s beautiful gifts of grace and mercy.
In the fall of 2009, she graduated from UNT with a degree in Speech Pathology and moved the very next day to Memphis to take part in the Downline Emerging Leaders Program. Those nine months of intense training have given her a lifetime of material to live out and teach. In the years following, she worked in her field at an Autism treatment center in Bartlett, TN and later at Cafe Eclectic where she learned how to manage people and be a leader in the world. In 2014 she moved to Bogotá, Colombia where she served for seven months alongside missionaries planting house churches and ministering to children and families. At the end of 2015, she moved back to Memphis and is thrilled to be a part of Fellowship again serving with Student Ministries and shepherding students and adult leaders who are a part of FSM.