Coming from the cold winter months in eastern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill has been content living in the south for the past 28 years. However, she is not yet considered a “local,” as she often uses the word “pop” for Coke, loves the Steelers, and runs her heater in the summer. After teaching 9th and 10th grade English for a year, Jill became a Clinical Supervisor for staff providing career and employment services for at-risk children and youth in eastern Ohio. She returned to college to obtain her Masters in Social Work degree from Ohio State University (though still a Penn State fan!) in 1984.

In 1988, both Jill and her husband, Kelvin, joined The Children’s Village at Christian City as social workers. Jill has worked with youth in the former foster care program, older adolescents in the Transitional Living Program, and both younger and older teens in the girls’ cottages.

Jill obtained her license in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in 1994 and worked for a private counseling agency part-time as well as with Christian City. She works with Richmont University in supervising their Masters level students and with other colleges and universities in training interns at The Children’s Village.

More About Jill

Alma Mater:

Ohio State University

Fun Fact:

In her spare time, Jill enjoys working in the yard. She recently laid a stone walkway and shared her desire to be a mason when she grows up.

Favorite Book:

Rolling Away the Stone” by Dutch Sheets

Favorite Movie:

Enjoy watching older movies with Gary Grant,Doris Day, Errol Flynn, Bob Hope, and Red Skelton. Two of my favorite movies stars Jack Benny and Carol Lombard in “To Be or Not To Be” and Danny Kaye in “Court Jester.”

Favorite Food:

Just feed me and I’m happy.

Favorite Music:

Paul Wilbur with his Messianic slant and Jesus Culture.

Favorite Season of the Year:

I love spring when everything is fresh and in bloom!

What’s so Great About Christian City?

Ohio State University