Jessica LaGrone is the Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She is an acclaimed pastor, teacher, speaker, and writer whose engaging communication style endears her to groups throughout the United States. A native of Texas, Jessica is an ordained pastor in the Texas Annual Conference at the United Methodist Church and previously served for nine years at The Woodlands United Methodist Church near Houston, Texas.

Jessica’s books and studies include Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story, Under Wraps, and Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World, and Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings have been used in personal and group studies around the world. Her book, also called Broken and Blessed, was released by Abingdon in Fall 2014, in addition to an all-church Advent study co-created by the pastoral staff at TWUMC to which she is a contributor called “Under Wraps.”

Jessica and her husband, Jim, have two young children, Drew and Kate.

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