Jacki lives in the St. Louis area. She is an elementary School Counselor and has been married for 30 years to her husband, Joe. Jacki and Joe have three young adult children and have always been very involved in the kids’ activities as parents including many years of dance, band and drum corps. When the kids went away to college two of them came out as LGBTQ. Their oldest came out as gay and one of the twins came out as lesbian first and then discovered he was actually transgender. While this was quite difficult, God clearly told Jacki and Joe to love their children and led Jacki to ETJ which has been life saving and life changing. Jacki is passionate about leading ETJ groups and walking alongside others in the journey of loving our children and supporting each other. She is an active leader in her church and hopes to lead in person groups soon. A guiding verse that was laid on Jacki’s heart is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your path straight.