Jenna McAndrew is thrilled to serve as the Communications Coordinator for Leadership Roundtable. Jenna earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in voice. During her time at West Chester, Jenna was very involved with the Catholic Newman Center on campus, serving as the Choir Director and a Bible study leader. Jenna later earned her Master of Arts degree in Religious and Pastoral Studies from Cabrini University, where she discovered her interest in Church management and evangelization.
During her years teaching in an all-girls high school classroom, Jenna taught freshman and sophomore Theology, ran multi-day retreats for the students, and was the Music Director for the school musicals. Jenna also served as the Director of Parish Services at a parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, working on parish communications, outreach, homebound ministry, and special events.
Jenna’s passion for education and church teaching has led her to pursue further professional and spiritual development, including a fellowship that allowed her to study Antisemitism and the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem, Israel. She also writes articles for several Catholic blogs and hosts a weekly podcast that provides an explanation of the upcoming Sunday’s Mass readings.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys playing board games, singing at church, writing music, playing guitar and piano, baking, and spending time with family. She and her husband currently reside outside of Philadelphia.
About Leadership Roundtable
Leadership Roundtable promotes best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resources development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.