Jessica Waid graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Since moving to Chicago for school she has been involved with various ministries throughout the city including urban afterschool programs and teaching English to refugees.

Jess started attending Church of the Beloved her first year of college and since then has seen the gospel become ever more beautiful and evident in her life. After being in Chicago for the past four years she has fallen in love with the city and has a heart for seeing the gospel go out and transform the lives of people here. Jess has been involved in various ministries at Beloved, and is especially passionate about working with children.