The Author

Jill ShookJILL SHOOK earned an MA in biblical studies from Denver Seminary and a doctorate in Transformational Leadership for the Global City at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, Washington. She served on the boards of the Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services and the Golden Rule Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Jill was a campus minister, serving campuses in California and Oregon, worked with Food for the Hungry International designing and implementing a program for work-teams from Berkeley to Harvard to serve in developing nations. She designed Teaching like Jesus workshops for pastors and teachers which she taught in Bolivia and Mexico. Jill founded Students and Tutors Achieving Real Success (STARS), a ministry of Lake Avenue Church, where hundreds of volunteers work with at-risk students. More recently she helped start two citywide and countywide networks: Parent Project, to help prevent gang violence, and Family Promise San Gabriel Valley, to shelter homeless families. Family Promise is affiliated with a national network and works by rotating the familes weekly within a network of 13-14 houses of worship, while daily famities go to a resouce center where a network director helps them to find jobs and housing.

Jill came to know Christ in high school through a Bible study.  She has had a passion for sharing the good news of Christ since then.

Jill’s web site is being updated to the coordinate with the new revised book, but can still be accessed: www.makinghousinghappen.com

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