Foothills Welcomes New Director: Rev. Jennifer Bingham Hampton

Jennifer moved to Casar, NC in May 2019 to serve as the first director of TEKOA FOOTHILLS. She is an Ordained Elder in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served as the Associate Pastor at Broad Street UMC (Statesville) and the Senior Pastor at Sunrise UMC (Lewisville).  She is a graduate of UNC- Chapel Hill, Duke Divinity School and the Compass Points Certification Program with Columbia Theological Seminary. 

Jennifer served on Tekoa Summer Staff in 2006-2009 and as a Duke Intern in 2010 where she focused on enhancing a discipleship program for staff as well as developing intentional worship practices throughout the summer. She is a life-long Girl Scout, recipient of the Gold Award, and has always enjoyed the unique environment of camps and outdoor educational experiences they provide. Jennifer plans to continue her studies of the Theology of Play at the intersection of social justice and creation care. 

With son Edwin, and husband Joseph, Jennifer can be found hiking, building fires, floating down rivers, and exploring their new home on 117 acres in the Foothills of NC.