The Rev. Jackie Lynn is passionate about the teachings of Jesus and the baptismal covenant ‘to strive for peace and justice among all people’. She is originally from Atlanta, GA, and moved to Chicago to engage in community organizing. She attended Maryville College in Tennessee with a year study in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. She has a master’s degree in Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a trained facilitator, organizer, and mediator.
Jackie is the Ministries Associate at St. James Cathedral in Chicago. She serves on the Peace and Justice Committee and is a national board member of the Association of Episcopal Deacons. Jackie just completed 11 years as the Executive Director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF). EPF is a sixty-five year old organization with over 2000 members whose mission is to encourage Episcopalians to strive for peace and reconciliation among all people. Jackie has been an organizer all of her adult life and has worked in the urban communities of Atlanta, Nashville, and Chicago.
She gardens in the summer and cross country skis (when snow is available) with her life-partner Leslie Young. They have four adult children (Sara, Karl, Eliza and Matthew) and five grandchildren.