Jenny Rae Armstrong started writing her first book when she was 11, about a princess who ran away when her evil uncle tried to sell her into marriage, then launched a campaign to oust the usurper and restore justice. She hasn’t changed much in the last 25 years. An award-winning writer who focuses on biblical gender justice and equality, she is passionate about building up the body of Christ by building up women, in her rural community and around the globe.
Jenny’s work has been featured in dozens of print and online publications, including RELEVANT, Her.Meneutics, Mutuality, and ChurchLeaders.com. Her articles on gender justice and empowering women and girls have won two of the Evangelical Press Association’s Higher Goals awards, and two of the Associated Church Press’s Best of the Christian Press awards. She blogs regularly at JennyRaeArmstrong.com and Red Letter Christians.
Jenny is the author of Christians for Biblical Equality’s youth curriculum, Called Out! Kingdom Living for Missional Teens. In November of 2013, she had the extraordinary privilege of partnering with EFOGE International to train a group of teachers, clergy, and church leaders in Kenya as they began implementing the African version of the Called Out curriculum in their schools. Plans are in the works to replicate the training in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. She will be speaking at the Pan-African Church Leaders Conference for Gender Equality in Bondo, Kenya in September of 2014.
A missionary kid who spent much of her childhood in Liberia, West Africa, Jenny has a B.A. in Global Studies (missiology) from Northwestern College, and is pursuing an M.Div from North Park Theological Seminary. She is deeply vested in her local Covenant church, where she teaches large and small group Bible studies and confirmation, and chairs Women Ministries. Jenny has been married to Aaron for nearly eighteen years, and they live in Maple, Wisconsin with their four sons, ages 8-16.
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A warm, engaging speaker, Jenny loves to connect with churches, MOPS groups, Bible studies, women’s retreats and special events. Favorite topics include empowering girls in the developing world, growing female leaders, and encouraging women to root their identity firmly in Christ. She also tackles specialized topics like domestic violence and welcoming children with special needs. And of course, she loves teaching straight out of the Bible. If you’re interested in having Jenny speak at your church or event, email her at email@example.com.