Hello! I’m Jennifer Dean and I’ve lived and served in the Tacoma area for over 20 years. I grew up on the Oregon Coast and came to Tacoma for college at the University of Puget Sound. After two years in college ministry post undergrad, I went back to school at Fuller Seminary (Northwest) and received my Masters of Arts in Theology. I’ve worked with churches for most of my professional life and have been at Urban Grace since 2008. I love the variety of behind the scenes and administrative work that I get to do but I especially believe in the vision of Urban Grace to be a welcoming community for all.
My husband, Sean, and I were marred in 2004 and we have one son, Jamil. Our family loves to eat and play well, watch good movies (sometimes with superheroes), and enjoy our friends and family. My best days involve walking my dog, reading, interesting conversation, and dessert.