Rev. Jessica Vacketta

Minister of Outreach

Ministry Leader for:
Outreach Ministry
A native of Danville, Illinois, Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in 2005. Following graduation, Jessica worked at a local television affiliate in Indianapolis until she moved to Fort Worth in January 2010 to attend Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. While at Brite, Jessica served as the Assistant Minister for High School Youth at UCC. Upon receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Brite in May 2013, Jessica was ordained at UCC by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Shortly thereafter, Jessica accepted a call to UCC as a full-time Associate Minister, where she currently serves as the Minister of Outreach.
As a young girl, Jessica felt her call to ministry was planted and nurtured at church camp and through various service trips. She is very passionate about supporting our denomination’s camping system and has served as a camp counselor, director, and keynoter in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas. She recently completed 10 years of service on the Disciples Crossing Board of Directors, where she served as Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair. She currently serves as the secretary for the Bethany Fellows Board of Directors, an ecumenical mentoring and spiritual leadership ministry for young clergy in their first four years of congregational ministry. She has led several mission pilgrimages over the years at UCC and her love for our global brothers and sisters has taken her to Nicaragua, Chile, South Africa, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Jessica loves exploring local restaurants with friends, Facetiming with her nieces and nephew, and practicing yoga. She strives to live fully, love wastefully, and serve with joy.

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