Rev. Jennifer RydenChaplain of Discipleship
Jennifer has been chaplain of discipleship since 2017, and she is grateful to be a part of the Hope community and the Campus Ministries team. Her main responsibilities are to minister to students through pastoral care, faith formation and discipleship, and chapel leadership. She is ordained in the Reformed Church of America and is passionate about building up the church of Jesus Christ as hope for the world and the joyful witness of our God.
- M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
- M.A., Aquinas College
- B.A., Bethel College
Why I love Hope
Jennifer’s husband has been teaching at Hope for over 20 years, so she’s known for a long time that Hope is a special place. She loves the college life and is eager to walk with and encourage students during this formative time, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13). Her door is always open, and the coffee is on!
Outside the College
Jennifer is married to David, professor of political science. They have three children and have fostered three more. When Jennifer is not shuttling kids around or fixing a meal or doing the dishes, she loves to walk/run/bike, go to garage sales and watch Hallmark movies on YouTube.