Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana to two very young parents. Her parents divorced when her mom was 21 and was left with 3 kids to raise. As the eldest Jerrine took a lot of the responsibility on her shoulders. Her mother got saved when she was 11 and she had her own personal experience with the Lord when she was 13 and has been committed to His Plan for her life ever since.
While going to college Jerrine worked as the Pastors secretary at Columbus First Assembly of God from 1983 until 1990, during that time she held the positions for Children‘s Church Director, Youth Ministries Director and Missionettes Director. In 1986 she partnered with some friends at church to open up New Beginnings Home for Unwed Mothers where she worked as the House mother, cook and birthing partner.
Jerrine was an Independent Living Coordinator for Developmental Services from 1991 until 1996. While working there she became a Foster Parent, specializing in teenage moms and their babies from 1994 until 2004.
In 2008 she became the kitchen manager and cook for Columbus Christian School where she began their breakfast, lunch and snack programs as well as running and staffing all the concessions for the ballgames K through 12th grades. Jerrine also catered many events at the school for well over 400 people. While running the kitchen at CCS she catered the lunches daily for a local private International School and worked the summers at Springhill Christian Camp where they served well over 600 kids daily.
On August 8, 2011 Jerrine brought her son to Gateway, in February 2013 he graduated the program and went on to graduate high school in July 2013. While her son was here Jerrine was offered a position here and decided that it was a door opened by God so she sold everything and moved down here. Jerrine has been here since July 2012 and says, “I love cooking for the boys and sharing with them and giving them loving meals with a mom’s smile.”