Jill Rutland is a Texas girl who loves her family, ministering to others, and escaping to the mountains, in that order. She’s always had a heart for youth ministry and the great outdoors, so naturally she majored in Bible and Youth Ministry at Columbia International University in South Carolina, while spending time at Rocky Mountain-based Bible school Ravencrest in Estes Park, Colorado.
After graduation Jill worked full-time in Colorado Springs and Austin with Young Life, a Christian youth ministry that empowers and prepares teenagers for life and leadership. She also coached and developed a youth and adults swimming program for the YMCA of Austin.
Jill lives in Celina with her four kids, husband Chris, dog Kona, and their certifiable-yet-beloved extended family. Her heart is as big as the Lone Star sky and her greatest desire is to use her gifts to serve others.
If Jill won the lottery tomorrow, she’d build a giant house in the mountains with doors always open to family, friends, and anyone who may be in need some of unconditional love and a hot bowl of chili.