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Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson
Jenny Johnson

Areas of Study

Religious Education/Interfaith Studies

Hometown

Arlington, TX

Describe your senior year in 3 words.

Growth. Passionate. Determination.

What advice would you give to next year's freshman class?

Ask as many questions as you can!!! The faculty at OCU, regardless of what your major is, are here to help you soak up as much knowledge as you need and/or want to know!

For students who are new to the OKC area, what is one place they should visit or restaurant they should try?

If you like to be outside and are wanting to be away from the city a little, drive over to Lake Hefner and just spend some time sitting and listening to the water. OCU is known for its busyness, but don't forget to take time to rest.

What will you miss most about OCU?

The people 100%; friends and faculty.

What professor or staff member stands out from your time here, and why?

All of the faculty within the Wimberly School of Religion have had an impact on me, though none greater than the impact that Dr. Leslie Long has had. Dr. Long’s leadership as a female in ministry and her compassion for all of God’s children has changed my life forever. My own call to ministry will never be the same because it crossed paths with hers; I will forever be grateful that it did.

What was your most memorable moment from this school year?

I had the opportunity to preach in chapel in the fall, and I would venture to say it's probably my most memorable moment from my four years here, not just from this last year. I was overwhelmed by the support I received from my professors, classmates, sorority sisters, and even family and friends from church back in Texas who drove to OKC for the day. I preached on "God's circle," which is an idea I got from Dr. Leslie Long. God's circle knows no enemy and draws no lines of division between any of God's children. At the end of the service that day, everyone present was asked to stand and form a circle around the sanctuary, and we sang "We Are Called." That moment was one of the most powerful and God-filled moments of my life. My call to ministry was very much affirmed in that moment.

What is one thing you'd like to say to your family and/or friends on your graduation day?

Thank you!!!!!!! Thank you for standing by me these last four years. In times of laughter and in tears, in times of confusion and conviction, I am so appreciative for your presence in my life.

What are your plans after graduation?

First, I get to marry my sweetheart, Logan, on May 18th (: After a summer internship at FUMC Fort Worth, I will start seminary at Brite Divinity School to pursue my Masters of Divinity. The end goal is ordination as a Deacon in The United Methodist Church.