Kendra Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Social Science

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Phone: 616-222-1455


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
—Watching sports (basketball)
—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