Jacqueline Dianne Anderson was born and raised in Richmond, VA, on August 24, 1951. After graduating from John Marshall High School in 1970, with a business diploma, it took years before plunging back into the educational area by attending J Sargeant Reynolds Community College with an associate degree in applied science/Community & Social Services (magna cum laude). This degree allowed her to take advantage of the Special Admission’s degree program offered by Virginia Union University, where she earned a Master of Divinity Degree and a Master of Arts in Christian Education. She briefly attended Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, studying Transformational Leadership, and a certificate from the Higher Ground Leadership Development Program from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jacqueline earned her degrees while working as an Administrative Assistant with the Evans Smith Continuing Education Program at Virginia Union University. Her duties consisted of providing administrative support for two senior executives, planned, and organized large conferences, workshops, and end of year Certification Exercises for students around the Virginia region. Assisted in the planning of classes, secured instructors, and classrooms for the Continuing Education Program. After twenty-six years of employment with the Evans Smith Certificate Program, she retired in May 2021, but continues to provide support and coordination of classes for the Richmond Religious Communities. Jacqueline is the proud mother of twins, 48 years old, a daughter, 46 years old, fourteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Jacqueline is an ordained minister and member at the Mosby Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond, VA