Jackie Rowell

Jackie Rowell

Children's Ministry Assistant Director

I am originally from upstate New York but moved to central Florida in the 6th grade. I attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and stayed there until 2000 when I moved to Indiana. I am married to my soul-mate, Ed Rowell, and we have two amazing children, Sofia and Jacob. Before working at St. Mark’s I was in advertising as a graphic designer, and then a stay-at-home mom. I have felt the nudge to enter some form of ministry for many years, but only God knew I would end up here! I am so thankful for His wisdom in guiding me to Children’s Ministries.
Favorite Movie: Anything Star Wars
Favorite Book: “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah
Favorite Vacation Destination: Colorado mountains
Favorite Local Restaurant/coffee shop: Home 🙂


Why work for St. Mark’s UMC?

The staff is a loving and accepting. This environment drew me to St. Mark’s as a volunteer years before I became a staff member.


What is your most memorable moment to-date at St. Mark’s UMC?

My daughter’s baptism.


What most excites you about the future of St. Mark’s UMC?

All the unknown paths God will direct us to take together. I am especially excited about the future spiritual direction of our children and youth. Watching them mature in their faith and getting to be a small part of that is thrilling.