The Reverend Jennifer L. Butler is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She currently serves in a call at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to pastoring, she is an adjunct instructor at George Fox Seminary in Tigard, Oregon, where she teaches ecology, theology, and ethics in the Earthkeeping concentration. Her first book (co-authored with 2 of her teaching colleagues) On Earth as in Heaven will be published in 2014 by Baker Academic Press.
Theologically, Jen is interested in interconnection, systemic change, justice issues, living resiliently, liturgy as practice for life, embodied spirituality, and fostering conversations between the places her roots are (evangelical Christianity) and where she’s migrated (mainline Christianity).
Practically, Jen practices walking alongside her community in relational partnership, listening and watching together for experiences of God and nurturing holistic wellness. Ministry and the gift of being human is about discovering presence – showing up to one another and God. She is interested in fostering this experience of being present in community and in authentic relationship.
She is also interested in yoga, red wine, good coffee, art, wilderness, and British crime dramas.
She lives in the Willamette Valley with her husband Peter Walker, and their three feline companions.
Her online resume is available at Vizify.