Jenny Compton is a dynamic leader and catalyst for life transformation. She mentors other professionals, encouraging and inspiring them to discover their passion and reach their potential. She has been mentored by some of the greats in personal development including John Maxwell, Paul Martinelli, Melissa West and Christian Simpson. She shares her message of hope and transformation through coaching, mentoring and speaking.
Jenny earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling and Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University. She spent 20 years in corporate America serving in various leadership and individual contributor roles. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. She has provided both outpatient and inpatient care and has clinical experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, bipolar, behavioral problems, trauma, sexual abuse, grief, anger and issues of marriage and family (including step and blended families) and more. In all of these issues, she is skilled in the integration of psychology and theology.
In 2015 she joined the John Maxwell Team as an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker. Attending the live certification program in Orlando, FL was an earth moving experience for Jenny as she learned to move beyond the terror barrier and live the life she wants to live by devoting her time, talent and resources to develop other people.
She is an ordained minister in the Nazarene Church and founding pastor of Missio Dei Church (Latin for “The mission of God”), a growing group of men, women and children who are hungry for Jesus, but tired of the institution of religion. They are an holistic and missional minded body of believers who seek to minister to the cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the people in the community. They offer a cup of cold water and a warm blanket in Jesus’ name; they resist passing judgement regardless of the entanglements of sin. Missio Dei is non-traditional, a church without walls and in everything they do, they strive to love people the way Jesus demonstrated and commanded.
In her spare time, she reads books on leadership, missional minded churches and inspirational Christian fiction and non-fiction works. Jenny enjoys educating herself in the latest research and treatment strategies on mental illness. Restoring old furniture keeps her sane as well as writing, indulging in a steaming cup of Starbucks, spending time outside taking in God’s creation, hanging out with good friends and engaging in an interesting discussion on theology.