Our goal is to enrich the lives of children and families in a safe and inspiring environment through experiences, opportunities, training and mentoring designed to interrupt and break destructive cycles and to cultivate healthy ones; using a two-generation, whole-family approach to restore fruitfulness to every family tree.
Contact: Jenna Livingston
Jenna Livingston has been ministering to children and families for 20 years. Her passion and calling to see the lives of children filled with hope and opportunities and their families transformed into whole, happy and fulfilled refuges of safety and support, has led her to establish The Dream Center’s Family Enrichment Center: The Green House.
Jenna’s first dreams of the Green House came in 1996, as she volunteered her afternoons in the neighborhood around what has now become the location of The Valley Dream Center. While mentoring and tutoring at-risk children and youth, she began to imagine a safe place where an entire family could come to find inspiration and growth, meeting both individual and family needs.
This passion led her to pursue ministry education and attend Life Pacific College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Biblical Studies and a minor in Counseling Psychology. Over the last 16 years, Jenna and her husband, Matthew, have served together in a variety of ministry roles, including pastoring children, youth and families. In 2002, Jenna established and directed the Children’s Enrichment Center for Samaritan Women, a local ministry that serves women coming out of prison and jail. It was during this season that it became evident to Jenna how life changing it could be to invest in the lives of hurting children and their families and the remarkable power of mobilizing compassionate volunteers in order to accomplish this mission. Her goal for the Family Enrichment Center is to connect careworn families (kids, youth, and parents) with personal development opportunities, relational support, and home-keeping inspiration for growing their family tree into a thriving and fruitful inheritance for years to come.
Jenna and her husband have 4 children and have been married for 15 years. She also currently serves on the Pastoral Staff of Valley Christian Center and is an ordained minister of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.