Reverend JJ Crow
Jennifer JoAnn (JJ) Crow is Minister for Youth and Families here at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ. She is a certified Godly Play story teller.
JJ was born and raised in a small UCC church within smelling distance of the Puget Sound. She heard the call to ministry when she was 16 during a UCC mid winter youth retreat in a sweat lodge, which set the tone for her ministry ever since. After graduating from Willamette University she spent two years working and traveling in Asia where learning to see the world from different perspectives and learning radically different ways to know God, made a huge impact on her.
JJ has spent the last 10 years homeschooling her children (Charlotte and Atticus) here in Beaverton, hosting Women of the 14th Moon ceremonies, and completing her ordination process. She’s very happy to be working as the Minister for Youth and Families at CHUCC!
Co-Leader for Youth and Families Amy Norden was raised in Boulder, MT. As an undergrad, she attended Montana State University, Bozeman and pursued a double major in Sculpture and Applied Psychology with an emphasis on Creative Expressive Therapy for High-Risk Adolescents. After graduation, Amy continued her education and received a Masters of Illustration from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Amy holds a Certificate of Completion for the Winter 2017 and Winter 2018 Arts Integration & STEAM Online Conference. She is certified in Sacred Stories and Parable Godly Play.
Amy currently lives in Portland, OR. Aside from working as the Creative Director of Youth and Families for Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, Amy also works by creating art for individual clients, small businesses and personal exploration. Presently, she is working on a graphic novel.