Meet The Rev Jocelynn Hughes
The Rev Jocelynn Hughes grew up in South Sacramento. As a child, she was an avid ballet dancer and was a member of the Sacramento Ballet Apprentice Company. After high school, she earned a BA in Philosophy and Religion at Goucher College, a MA in Philosophy and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies at the University of South Florida, and a Master of Divinity your Yale.
The Rev Jocelynn Hughes was ordained in 2004, she was called as Associate Rector at St. Andrew's in Encinitas, CA. During her tenure there, she oversaw a church school program of over 150 children. She built the youth ministry to over 50 teenagers and started a young adult ministry. In 2008, she was called to be the Campus Chaplain at The Belfry, the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis. There, she revived the undergraduate ministry, and in 2012, implemented an Episcopal Service Corps program called LEVN: the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.
In the summer of 2018, she made the difficult decision to leave The Belfry in order to focus on her family. Now, she is working on a Doctor of Ministry focused on Church Leadership and Community Engagement at Emory University in Atlanta, while she saints to see what God will do with her next!
She has been married to Chris, an entrepreneur in the tech industry, for sixteen years. They have three kids: David (12), Zach (9), and Madelynn (6). The family also includes two dogs, tow parakeets, and a goldfish. They live in North Natomas and in their free time the family can be found playing hockey, at the ballet studio, watching movies, or singing loudly (and badly!) to the Hamilton soundtrack.
4/10/2019 Ministry Portfolio
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