Jennifer Delvaux has served the Church through pastoral ministry for over fifteen years. For over a decade she enjoyed the adventure of accompanying teens and young adults on their faith journeys. Beyond the usual calendar of youth groups and retreats, this included several World Youth Day pilgrimages, service learning trips to Guatemala, and the challenge of pastoral care to youth facing tragedies and health concerns.
The opportunity arose to step into the role of Director of Formation at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago where she served for several years walking with the RCIA process, baptismal preparation, adult formation, young adult ministry, and women’s ministry. In 2017, Jennifer joined the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship. Now, as Senior Coordinator, she supports parishes in the efforts to develop a culture of evangelization and missionary disciples.
In addition, Jennifer was honored to attend Pontifical Council for the Laity’s 10th Annual Youth Forum in 2010 and the Called to Witness Program through Catholic Relief Services in 2014 to Rwanda. She also served on the Executive Board for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association from 2008-2014.
Jennifer enjoys ministry outside of her workplace including offering retreats and Theology on Tap talks. She enjoys these opportunities to enter in to conversation with others about faith, social justice, science fiction, the experience of the feminine in the Church, and especially breaking open the scriptures.
In her free time Jennifer has a deep love of baking and a tendency to drink too much (fair trade) coffee. When Chicago weather allows, Jennifer enjoys exploring the city, hiking through Morton Arboretum.