Jessie Light joined our staff after completing her Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Chaplaincy Internship at Children’s Health in Dallas. Jessie is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S. in Human and Organizational Development).
Prior to coming to PHPC, Jessie served in various capacities at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS, University Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX, and North Decatur Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA.
Jessie is passionate about justice and peacemaking, and serves on the Executive Board of Presbyterian Peace Fellowship particularly on issues related to the Middle East and climate change. Baking sourdough bread and writing poetry are two of Jessie’s spiritual practices, and she finds joy in being outside in God’s good creation. Jessie is married to Zach Wells, the Associate Director of Music, and has a cat named Wendell (after her favorite poet, Wendell Berry).