Jennifer and Ryan Vernon
Ryan-Program Director (1995)
Jennifer-Discipleship Coordinator (2022)
Jennifer is the Discipleship Coordinator. She is responsible for connecting, coordinating, and developing the discipleship at Doe River Gorge Ministries. Over the years, Jennifer has worked in a volunteer role with discipleship of college students that came on summer staff at the ministry. For a long time, Jennifer has had the desire to develop discipleship programs all throughout the year at the ministry and in the community. She has recently committed to work full time with Doe River Gorge Ministries and she is very excited to be a tool for Jesus with this ministry.
Jennifer graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BSW in Social Work and a Masters in Recreation/emphasis Therapeutic Recreation from UT Knoxville. She and her family attend Redstone Community Church. From the development years of Doe River Gorge and the growth of the ministry up till now, Jennifer has volunteered as an activity instructor and facilitator, led Bible Studies, trained summer staff in high adventure, planned and coordinated retreats at the ministry, and started a college gathering “The Fellowship”. For the last 25 years she has worked in the mental health field in various positions. In the last 5 years, she has been working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She and husband Ryan have two sons, Riley & Reece and a dog Patches. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, beach walks, and watching sons play soccer & run cross-country.
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