Jennie Neighbors



  • Pope Francis Forum for Dialogue and Diversity (PFFDD)


  • BA Philosophy, Minors in English and Biblical Studies – Seattle Pacific University
  • MFA Writing and Poetics – Naropa University


  • National Coalition Building Institute
  • National Bearing Witness Institute
  • Center for Jewish Civilization

Previous Work Experience:

  • Wofford College
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

I began teaching in 1995

I began at SJCS in 2013

Writing; Reading history, especially WWI; Driving; Film; Close reading poetry; dogs; spending time with my family

Favorite Quotes:
“There is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing our brokenness creates a need and desire for mercy, and perhaps a corresponding need to show mercy. When you experience mercy, you learn things that are hard to learn otherwise. You see things you can’t otherwise see; you hear things you can’t otherwise hear. You begin to recognize the humanity that resides in each of us.”
― Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

“Mercy, in short, commits us all to being instruments of justice, of reconciliation and peace.” Pope Francis

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