Jessie grew up in Kansas City, KS before attending Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Austin, TX). Jessie has served at a number of churches, including Preston Hollow Presbyterian (2017-2019) and currently as the Parish Associate for Belonging at First Presbyterian Church, Dallas. She also spent time as a chaplain at Children’s Medical Center. Jessie loves riding her bike and being outside, baking sourdough bread, and spending time with her husband, Zach, their cat, Wendell, and their dogs, Goldie and June.
CAMPUS MINISTER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rev. Jessie Light-Wells
Emma White, Melissa Whitler & Charlotte Betts
2023-2024 CAMPUS MINISTRY INTERNS
Emma White is the care & connection intern! She’s starting her first year in SMU’s M.S. in Counseling program.
Melissa Whitler is the hospitality & program intern and is also writing with Dallas Voice and working as a copy editor for the SMU Journal of Learning Disabilities.
Charlotte Betts is the worship & communications intern. She is also working for an economic consulting firm, singing, baking, and trying to explore Dallas more!
STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Our student leadership team plans programming, leads in worship, and provides visioning throughout the school year.
If you are interested in learning more about student leadership, email Jessie.
2023-2024 Co-Presidents: Morgan Draper & Claire Janssen
Members-at-Large: Kaylee Dorough, GQ Green, Kevin Huston Ella Skelsey, Campbell Snavely, Sydni Walker
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors provides guidance, governance, and fiscal oversight to the ministry.
New directors are elected each year; if you are interested in serving, contact Rev. Rosy Robson McCreary.
Board Chair: Rev. Rosy Robson McCreary
Treasurer: Marty Loman
Secretary: Kendall Brown
Members-at-Large: Allison Cochran, Caroline Hamilton, Melody Mattox, Margo Moore, Rev. Wilson Nicholson, Nelis Potgieter, Rev. Whitney Wilkinson Arreche