2018 Speakers

Jenn Buell

Jenn Buell

You Have a Piece of Paper That Can Change the World

It is possible for a mom to run completely on good movies and black tea - but Jenn Buell advocates that life is infinitely better within a community of support. In September 2013, at just 41 years old Jenn was suddenly widowed - losing Kraig, her college sweetheart and husband of 20 years. The mother of four children, including one with special needs, Jenn has found herself on an unexpected journey of grace, challenges, and surprising beauty.

A graduate of North Central University with a degree in mass communications and theatre, Jenn uses her passion for writing, speaking, and storytelling to encourage single parents, moms, and faith communities. While she only brings out her signature Irish Brogue accent on St. Patrick’s Day, Jenn’s voice is regularly heard on local radio where she’s been a DJ for over a decade. When she isn’t writing, running kids to activities, or brewing that next cup of tea, Jenn enjoys community theatre and blogging, and looks forward to launching her podcast in summer 2018.

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