Director of Student Ministries
Jesse Penna was born in Denver, Colorado as a PK – preacher’s kid – as part of the friends church and has been attending and serving at a Friends Church ever since. Jesse graduated from Friends University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in music, in 2010 with a masters degree in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in spiritual formation, and completed the Apprentice Experience in 2016. Jesse is currently the Director of Student Ministries for EFC-MAYM, and Chairs the Youth Ministry Department at Barclay College. He enjoys camping, hiking, playing trombone, listening to classical music, and most especially enjoys life with his wife Abby, two daughters, Evelyn and Sarah, and son Levi. He is also the proud steward of a Newfoundland, chickens, a 71 Ford Pick-Up, and an old farmhouse.