Rev. Dr. Jacque Foster
Jacque Foster grew up in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), like the four generations of family before her. It was through the love and support of church community in congregations, church camp, Regional and General church ministries that she experienced a call to ministry. After attending Phillips University and Vanderbilt Divinity School, she served in congregations across three regions, and is currently pastor of Compton Heights Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. A Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary, a certificate in Spiritual Direction, and training as a Compassionate Listening facilitator have helped focus and deepen her ministry.
Jacque enjoy teaching Disciples History and Polity at Eden Theological Seminary and supervising seminary students in contextual education. Two of her passions in ministry are anti-racism work, and affirmation and nurture of the LGBTQIA community in the life and ministry of the church. She currently serves on the Mid-America Region’s AR/PR Justice Ministry. Spiritual nurture for her includes travel that allows her to engage with different communities. A significant experience of hers was co-leading three “People to People Pilgrimages” to global mission partners in India.
Jacque find joy at home with her spouse, Dave Boger, and their menagerie of God’s creatures. Together, they enjoy gardening, reading, and travel to fun places!
Why did you say “yes” to serving on the NBA Board of Trustees?
Over the past several years, I have watched NBA rebuild and renew with passion and creativity. Leaders and staff cast a broad and deep vision that integrates the call to care and the call to justice.
The NBA’s vision statement is “creating communities of compassion and care.” What does that mean to you?
The vision is not one of NBA owning communities. It is rather a vision of incubating, supporting, connecting communities of compassion and care! This is a fresh, forward-looking, cooperative model that encourages creative responses to the needs of God’s people. NBA is calling the whole church to these ministries.