Jennifer Paterson McLaughlin is grateful to serve the EUMC community as Director of Family Ministries. The words of Isaiah 6:8, "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" have been at the heart of Jennifer’s call since High School. After serving as a missionary in Albania and serving as Director of Chapel for Fuller Seminary, she led Ministries to Children and their Families at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle and Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Raised in Kirkland, she is an alumna of Lake Washington High School, Seattle Pacific University, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, where she completed an M.Div.
She is married to Greg McLaughlin and together they have four sons. Jennifer loves to cook, entertain, walk, travel, and watch waves continuously crash onto the beach. Themes at the heart of her theology are grace, original blessing, and welcoming everyone into the church family.