Kendra Jackson

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Social Science

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Kendra worked as a school based therapist and a clinical mental health outpatient therapist before joining the counseling faculty at GRTS. She is a pastor's daughter and enjoys working alongside her parents in the ministry.


  • License Professional Counselor—Michigan
  • License Professional Counselor—Ohio
  • License Professional School Counselor—Michigan
  • License Professional School Counselor—Ohio
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Certified Family Life Educator


  • Ph.D., Ohio University
  • M.Ed., Ohio University
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University


  • Baking from scratch
  • Bowling
  • Scrapbooking
  • Watching sports (basketball)
  • Traveling
  • Shopping
  • Spending time with friends and family


  • Mental health and the black church
  • Intersectionality of religion, spirituality, ethnicity and mental health
  • Counselor education and supervision
  • Multicultural issues and concerns
  • Counseling children and adolescents
  • Play therapy
  • Increasing multicultural competence
  • Leadership and advocacy