Jen Columbia

Curriculum Manager

Jen grew up outside of a little town in western Pennsylvania. After graduating from a small liberal arts college (Houghton College) with a degree in Educational Ministries, she moved to the Bronx to join a local church and work in a men’s shelter. She quickly found education to be a better fit, and began working at a large public school in the Bronx (it had more students than her entire college). While teaching in the Bronx and earning her Masters in Urban and Multicultural Education, she met the man who would one day be her husband, and began attending Redeemer with him. Becoming the Curriculum Manager for the Children’s Ministry at Lincoln Square has allowed Jen to combine her training and experience, with her love for Jesus and children. She is so excited to see the next generation learn about the Lord and teach them to serve him in the city she loves. She and her husband Mike now live in Harlem with their three children: Grace, Ellie and Calvin. Jen enjoys coffee, games, everything Central Park and planning fun adventures for her family.