Our New Interim Pastor




Rev. Teresa Cowan Jones


Rev. Teresa Cowan Jones is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ who has been in ministry for 20 years and coaching professionally for 15. Author of over one hundred tools for effectiveness, she holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University (1996), where she received the Academic Achievement Award as valedictorian. She is currently Executive Director of the Breakthrough Leadership Institute; director of Sacred Space, a model for the emergent church; and faculty of the Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction, the Compassion Education Institute, and the Center for Integrative Medicine. With advanced training in Executive Coaching, she has served as coach and faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national, nonpartisan organization developing high-potential, political leaders who can affect policy. A spiritual director, meditation teacher, retreat leader, keynote speaker, coach for the Center for Progressive Renewal, and fellow in the Public Voices Fellowship, Teresa’s specialties include personal and leadership development, contemplative practice, systems change, new church starts, and small group ministry. She enjoys music, dance, fitness, and a hearty laugh. She loves homemaking with her beloved husband Lowell and son Benjamin, soon to be a teenager!