Ministry Group Leader

The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

Debora Jackson served as our Executive Director from September 2012 – January 2017. We’re grateful for her wise leadership in laying the groundwork for our Board of Governors and chapters to chart a course for sustainability in 2017 and beyond. Dr. Jackson continues to serve our mission as our contracted leader of small clergy groups funded by a recent grant. Learn more here.

Dr. Jackson is the author of the Judson Press book The 7Rs of Sanctuary: A Pastor’s Guide to Leadership Effectiveness and Spiritual Wellbeing ( She received her Doctorate in Ministry, emphasis in Leadership, and Master of Divinity degree, emphasis in Spirituality, both with honors, from Andover Newton Theological School. She holds a Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University. Dr. Jackson resides in Newton, MA with her husband, James Thomas, and their son, Jadon.

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