Rev. Desiree A. Jenkins

Desiree is an ordained minister and Christian educator of our Lord’s Gospel. She holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, VA, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Virginia State University in Ettrick, VA. Desiree has served the faith community in various capacities for many years. Her service includes; Instructor, Technology and the Church, The Evans Smith Institute of Church Leadership, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University; Women’s Conference Workshop Facilitator, Fifth Baptist Church; Christian Education Assistant and Executive Assistant, Baptist General Convention of Virginia; Recording Secretary and Communications Secretary, Baptist Minister’s Conference of Richmond and; Vicinity; Recording Secretary, Faith Leaders Moving Forward; Youth Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church, Henrico, VA; Student Pastor and Graphic Designer, Spring Creek Baptist Church; and, Developer of Bible-based Curriculum for various entities.

Desiree holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Virginia State University and worked at Phillip Morris and Dupant for a number of years. She brings expertise in operations, project management, product design, and group dynamics to her work with Virginia Interfaith Power & Light. Desiree desires to use her gifts, experience, and passion to educate, elevate and encourage communities to foster and support the change needed to heal and sustain the gifts of Creation.