Jenny Pope, Communications Director
Jenny was born and raised in Abilene, Texas, to an amazing family who encouraged her love of storytelling and dreaming big. In 2004, she graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in journalism in and moved to New York City to work in public relations on Broadway. One year later, she returned to her Texas roots of steaks and salsa, married her best friend Chris, and began her dream job as a writer and photographer for Dallas-based global ministry, Buckner International.
Jenny spent her 20s running marathons, traveling the world and serving with Buckner, and leading couples through pre-marital classes at her church. She also went back to school and received her master’s degree in management at Dallas Baptist University.
In 2012, Jenny and Chris became parents to son Miller and in 2015 to daughter Emmeline, who was diagnosed with a rare, genetic neuromuscular disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – type 1. Now Jenny lives in Burleson and focuses her time on caring for her daughter, helping other families of medically-fragile children, blogging at Fort Worth Moms Blog and sharing the great stories of God’s work through the believers at University Baptist Church!  
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
My favorite day would start with good coffee and time outdoors with my kids! I love going on walks and taking them to the park, swimming at our neighbor’s house or cheering Miller on at his soccer games. Later we’d nap and get ready for a fun night out with friends! We love to invite our neighbors over for pizza or visit new restaurants around town.  
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
What was your first car?
My first car was a 1988 Jeep Cherokee, white with grey plaid interior. I found it in the Thrifty Nickel and fell in love. My dad surprised me with it on my birthday! I still think it’s my favorite car, even if it did violently shake when you drove over 40 mph.

What is something you are known for?
My love of Jesus, musical theater, great storytelling and my family!