Jocelyn Jones | Bio
Jocelyn Jones is an unapologetic Christian, who has a deep desire to help people grow their relationship with God. She is determined to live her life with purpose and is committed to helping others do the same.
Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2006. Shortly after graduation, she landed a job at WYCC Channel 20 in Chicago. Although she enjoyed her time working in the television industry, she felt a desire to do more for her community. She was led to go back to school to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, which she eventually earned in 2012. While pursuing her Master's Degree, she was offered the opportunity to work at the ARK of St. Sabina, the community center of St. Sabina Church. There she served as the Violence Prevention Coordinator for two years and was eventually promoted to the Executive Director of the organization in 2010. While serving in this role for nine years, she launched several new programs and initiatives to help thousands of youth to excel and actualize their full potential.
Jocelyn also remained consistently involved in ministry at St. Sabina Church, serving under the leadership of Father Michael Pfleger. As a result of her time in ministry, she accepted the call to go to seminary school in 2017. She is currently a student in the Master of Theological Studies program at McCormick Theological Seminary, where she is equipping herself for her call to ministry. She stepped down from her position as Executive Director of the ARK in 2019 to focus on building Faith on the Journey, LLC, and Journey Consulting. She is a teacher of the word of God, and a testimony of what God can do in the life of those who believe. More information about Jocelyn can be found on her personal website at jocelynjjones.com.