Minister of Outreach
Jesseca serves Grace Avenue UMC as the Minister of Outreach. She is passionate about equipping the church to love God and love others holistically through life-giving ministry, authentic relationships, and advocacy. Jesseca serves as the pastoral connection between Grace Avenue and our surrounding community. Her primary focus is on helping Grace Avenue meaningfully connect with our surrounding community and then together move toward to create a healthier, more just and equitable community.Her experience includes cultivating young adult ministries, community organizing, and preaching and teaching in diverse church contexts. Jesseca also curates our modern worship service where she occasionally preaches non-traditional yet relevant sermon topics that speak to the needs and values of our community.
Jesseca received her Master of Divinity with a concentration in Latinoa Studies from Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. She is also a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church.
She attended Centennial High School in Frisco & currently lives in Carrollton with her husband, Nabil. In her free time, Jesseca enjoys working out, reading Brene Brown, listening to live music, and playing with their fur-baby, Honey.