Jen Kidwell is the Director of Youth and Adult Discipleship at Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland. She loves journeying through questions of faith, theology, and justice with people of all ages. She holds an MDiv from Candler School of Theology and a JD from Emory Law School, and regularly works and writes at the intersection of faith and social justice advocacy. When she’s not leading ministry or researching for new curricula, she can be found gardening, storytelling, and web-designing. You can find her work at

She and her husband Jonathan are parents to two young children.