Jacquie’s zest for learning has created great diversity in her life journey. Earning a Bachelor in Social Work (KU, 1997), Jacquie worked with homeless women and children in the KC Metro and was part of a small team of women who were recognized as Women Who Make a Difference by the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City. After developing an arts and science based living skills curriculum for homeless children, Jacquie went on to open a photography/video production business, Oh Shoot! Photography. This lead her to work on many projects, most notably a short dance film that was screened worldwide and won the Gran Premio (Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo, IT) and Best First Film (Everglades International Film Fest, South Africa) in 2007. Jacquie was the Director of Photography and received the accolade from the renowned Ann Arbor Film Festival that this film had “unprecedented cinematography.” Jacquie has two amazing children, Josie (17) and Jami (15), who she describes as her "heart and soul." It is her great joy and adventure to be the mama of these two brilliant artists!
Minister: Director of Multimedia Services Unity World Headquarters
Sunday speaker, workshop leader, and course instructor at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute
Jacquie graduated Unity Institute with a Masters of Divinity and was ordained as a Unity minister in 2015. Her ministerial passion focuses on inspiring individuals to discover and unleash their creative power, live authentically in that power, and create spiritual practices that support conscious living. Through her work as Director of Multimedia Services for Unity World Headquarters, she leads the media and graphics teams in producing spiritually provocative digital media to engage people with Unity teachings and provide Unity leaders with resources and training for Unity using digital media in their ministries. You can view this work at Unity.org/media or read Jacquie's column, Spirit of Scripture, in UnityMagazine, or enjoy an episode of her radio show, Voices of Unity.
Speaker: Jacquie is a dynamic speaker who brings her passion for asking the hard questions of self (and others!), lifting relevant concepts from ancient scriptures, and challenging listeners to live consciously as unique, unrepeatable expressions of the Divine. She is inspirational and motivational and easily connects with listeners from all walks of life. Her workshops are experiential, as are many of the services she designs as she believes this helps people to connect more deeply to their own healing. Since graduating in June 2015, she has been the guest speaker at many Unity churches, keynote at Tulsa Unity/CSL Women's Retreat and Northern Ohio Unity retreat which featured an alternative experience service she designed as a student: "Church Deconstructed/Reconstructed." Church De/Re is her self-proclaimed “thesis” as it is a culmination of what Jacquie believes about spiritual community, healing the past, reclaiming what it means to “do church” for a future built on harmony, acceptance, and inclusion. The service includes spoken word, poetry, drumming, dancing, and anointing.
Artist Film/Photography: An award-winning filmmaker, Jacquie has produced over 250 commercials for television and numerous short films, including ‘ing’ (Prod by Nicole Romine) which was an art film that screened around the world and won awards in Italy and South Africa. Jacquie had a video production and photography business in the Kansas City metro area for twelve years. Music: A well-rounded musician, Jacquie got her first regular paying gig at age 14 in her hometown of Moses Lake, WA. She accepted a prestigious saxophone scholarship to the renowned music program at the University of Kansas and has remained in the Lawrence/KC area since. She plays many instruments, primarily bass and sax and has gigged in KC hotspots for more than 20 years. She has performed at the Unicorn Theatre, Theatre for Young America, and other venues in Kansas City and takes great pride in the support Kansas City gives its artists and loves being a part of the fine and performing arts community.