For the past three years Jenna has served as the Assistant Director of Interfaith Relations for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Laguna Niguel. She additionally serves as Secretary for the South Orange County Interfaith Council, and is an integral part of the annual Prayer Breakfast planning committee.
Jenna’s charity of choice is the Somaly Mam Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to ending human trafficking. Jenna is passionate about local and global change. She helps to locally organize and implement the annual Helping Hands food and clothing drive held the 4th Saturday of April each year. Jenna is also actively involved in Hands of Grace, a local interfaith charity that feeds the homeless and those in need every Wednesday night at Faith Episcopal Church in Laguna Niguel.
As a co-leader for her daughter Ella’s Girl Scout troop, Jenna is also teaching her daughter how to give back to her community. For Jenna, the highlight ofthis past year with the Girl Scouts was when, “We decided to help a family in need that came to us through the Hands ofGrace ministry. Our troop brought a Christmas tree, decorations, and a few gifts to the family. We sang Christmas carols as we helped them decorate the beautiful 7- foot tree. To see this family’s two small children so happy was the highlight of my year!”
Jenna resides in Aliso Viejo with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Ella, age seven. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and at age 15 moved with her family to San Clemente. She is a graduate of San Clemente High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UCI. In her leisure time, Jenna enjoys traveling with her family, most recently visiting Las Vegas, Canada, Italy, Spain and France. She also loves reading, movies, going to the beach and yoga.