Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology; Director of Contextual Education & Director of Internships

Ministry Division

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The health and faithfulness of the Church's ministry is integrally linked to the health and faithfulness of her rostered leaders. Part of the task of the seminary is to provide an opportunity to contextualize the academic knowledge of the student preparing for ministry. It is a privilege to facilitate that contextualization in ways that promote healthy, faithful leadership.

--Jane E. Jenkins


B.S., Towson University, 1971; M.Div., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1978; Pastorates: Bloomington, IL, 1978-1980; Springfield, IL, 1980-94; Assistant to the Bishop, Central/Southern Illinois Synod, ELCA, 1994-2000; Director of Contextual Education, Trinity, 2000- ; Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, Trinity, 2000- ; Associate Professor, Trinity, 2005-.


  • ELCA Division for Outreach Board, 1989-95
  • Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, Board of Directors, 1984-92
  • Various Committees Illinois Synod, LCA 1978-88