Jenna Greenwell is the pastor of worship, prayer, and formation at the Vineyard Church in Billings, Montana and has an online spiritual direction practice that serves clients across the country. She moonlights as a songwriter and curator of 90s tunes at local bars and restaurants, where she has gained a reputation for telling stories through song that induce tears.
Originally from Northern Colorado, Jenna lived in New York City during her college years and spent some time in Southern California after getting married, playing in iconic rooms like The Bitter End, CBGBs, and The River Palm Springs. Her husband, Adam, was in the Marine Corps before transitioning into ministry, and as their lives shifted to accommodate this calling, they accidentally met the Vineyard movement and felt like they had found their tribe.
Jenna never intended to lead worship, but found herself filling in when her churches were between worship pastors. Slowly, it became clear that worship was part of her purpose. This led to a transforming season of mentoring, personal spiritual direction and counseling. She fell in love with the contemplative spiritual formation process, which led her to enroll in the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction to become a director herself.
Aside from professional achievements, Jenna has given much time and effort (and gained much joy) in shepherding a family. Adam and Jenna have three daughters and enjoy helping them grow into the people they are created to be, all the while fully understanding that the girls are making them grow in far greater ways. All five Greenwells love Montana and the beauty they get to explore each day.
Jenna is a big fan sunsets, banjos, and sarcasm.