Angela Jernigan, M.Div., is a community-based minister, a parent educator, an artist, and youth and parent advocate in Berkeley, California. She has twenty-five years of experience in the fields of youth development, parent education, and community change.
Since 2011, through her private practice, Rev. Jernigan has worked with parents, care providers and community leaders from all walks of life to create conditions that support young people to thrive. She also teaches courses and engages in community change work through The Family Spirit Center.
Prior to her direct-service work, Rev. Jernigan spent the first twelve years of her professional life working in the non-profit sector as a researcher, trainer, and organizational consultant working on local and national efforts to improve the life trajectories of some of our country’s most marginalized youth and children. This work involved researching, developing, and testing new models to support the advancement and empowerment of these populations, so they can succeed in their lives. Her clients included Public/Private Ventures, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Community Network for Youth Development, Vanguard Management Group and Community One Consulting.
Rev. Jernigan holds an honors degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her BA in Sociology with an emphasis on the social construction of race and poverty. She hold a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. In 2012, Rev. Jernigan was ordained with the Northern California Conference of the United Church of Christ.
She resides in Berkeley, CA with her partner and daughter.