Letter From Intern Jennifer Barker - September 9th, 2021

Love Intentionally

Love Inclusively

Love Universally

Love Completely

Love Everyone, always

Love Better!

September 9, 2021

Siblings in Christ:

Thank you for the warm welcome last weekend as your new Intern. I’m so happy to be able to share this journey with you and extraordinarily grateful to Pastor Luther, Deacon Mindy, the church staff and all of you for allowing me this opportunity.

And now, a little bit about me... I am an only child who was born in Oregon and moved around the country as a kid. I landed in Poway in 7th grade and hope to stay in San Diego forever. I graduated from San Diego State with my bachelor's degree in accounting and pursued that line of work until God decided I had other plans.

I felt my calling to ministry a few years back and it’s taken me a bit of time to act on that call. (God has a funny way of pushing you down His preferred path despite your best efforts to stay on your own comfortable path). Last year I made the leap and enrolled in seminary. I have completed one year of classes and feel like I learned more in that single year than I have in the last 20 years. My brain is full and my heart is overflowing. I am a distance learning student at Wartburg Seminary in Iowa so I take my classes online and will visit campus a few times next year during my final year of classes. Am I looking forward to Iowa snow in January?

I have been attending Incarnation for about 15 years and love our church. I have served on the preschool board and the finance committee. I am engaged to Ian Hydoski, have twin daughters (Molly and Tori) and my mom (Becky Reding) attends Incarnation as well.

I am excited to see what this new faith journey brings. See you soon!


Intern Jennifer Barker