Jenifer Gamber joined the St. Patrick’s community in July 2018 as Chaplain to the Day School and Assistant to the Rector. Jenifer graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2018 and will be ordained in November 2018. Prior to seminary, Jenifer served as the Director of Christian Formation at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Trexlertown, PA. She is the author of several books about faith, has spoken widely on Christian formation and spirituality of teens, and has led retreats for women and adults who work with youth throughout the Episcopal Church. As Day School Chaplain, Jenifer provides pastoral care to students and their families as well as faculty, leads weekly chapels, and teaches religion. At the Church, Jenifer preaches, teaches and contributes to liturgical leadership.
She and her husband, Ed, have two adult children. Jenifer appreciates the spirit of love, generosity and welcome of the people at St. Patrick’s. In her free time, Jenifer enjoys baking bread and pies, reading, and walking her West Highland Terrier. She and her husband live in the hopping H-Street corridor of Washington, DC where they enjoy the choice of more than two dozen ethnic restaurants any night of the week.