Rev. Dr. Jennifer Tiernan, OM


Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in religion, mythology, folk tales, mysticism, metaphysics, Wisdom and storytelling. She believes these natural inclinations are the reason she sensed a call to ministry at a young age.


Jennifer earned her Bachelors degree from The New York Institute of Technology, with a triple major in Business, Philosophy, and Sociology.

 She studied at The New Seminary in New York City completing their two-year course of study in world religions and ministry. 


Jennifer was ordained at St. John the Divine (NYC) in 2002.  She has over seventeen years of diverse ministry experience.


She entered Drew Theological School in 2006 and completed a Master of Divinity, and two years of post M.Div. training at Drew in ministries of spiritual growth.  She then completed the spiritual directors training program at Linwood spiritual center.  In June of 2016 Jennifer received her Doctor of Ministry in spiritual direction (with an emphasis on Jungian intersections with human spirituality)  In 2018 she became a member of the Order of the Magdalene.


Jennifer is also an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church (the Church she was raised in)  but moved her ordained clergy membership to the United Church of Christ, the church where "God is still speaking"

She has a deep personal relationship with Jesus and with Mary Magdalene.