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Jessica Schroeder

Jessica Schroeder

Administrative Assistant to the VP of SLEM

Administrative Assistant to the VP of SLEM

I was born and raised in the hearty Midwest, but have spent more than a quarter of my life living in Colorado. I love the mountains, am grateful for the mild winters, and have come to relish the few rainy days we do receive in our 300+ days of sunshine. My husband, Daniel, is a Colorado native, and we enjoy finding and ranking our top coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants as well as adventuring to new discoveries or old favorites both near and far. But often we just like to stay home and bake—scones or biscotti with tea, Bienenstich (a yeasted, German cake), homemade bread, whatever we please.

A soon-to-be graduate of Denver Seminary with an MA in Theology, I am writing my thesis on theology of food and Jürgen Moltmann’s theology of joy. As the former information may suggest, I take great delight in the pleasures of the table, both relational and gastronomical. The table is where bread and wine become the occasion for communion of numerous sorts. I am driven by the significance of matter in the “deeper things” of life, the uncanny extraordinariness of the ordinary, and being on the lookout for wonder and beauty—and savoring it when found.

Prior to studying and working at Denver Seminary, I earned a BA in Theology with a minor in Worship Arts and concentration in Biblical Studies at Colorado Christian University. I am quite fond of music and art, and believe these are two areas that are immensely valuable for practical intersection with our theology and faith. (Really. Let’s chat over a pot of tea.)

Professionally, in addition to my role here at the Seminary, I work as a Contributing Editor for CT Pastors, and occasionally blog for The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics as well as Denver Institute for Faith and Work. I also keep my own WordPress blog called Slowing to Wonder. Career-wise, I aspire to earn my PhD in Theology to prepare me to teach at the undergraduate or graduate level.

I am so excited to be part of such a stellar team here at Denver Seminary—it truly is an honor.