Jennifer Parks Schottleutner, '05

Major              Biology 

Jennifer graduated from Bryan in 2005 with a degree in biology, then earned a Master’s degree in physician assistant studies.  Because she particularly studied the disparity of HIV/AIDS in minorities in the U.S., God led her to a job at an HIV/AIDS clinic in South Carolina.

 “I describe my job to others as ‘ministry on a platter,’ because almost daily I am able to share the Gospel with my patients in one way or another,” said Jennifer. “My patient population is hungry for hope, love, and very often, a second chance. It’s amazing to care not only for physical needs, but deep-seeded spiritual and emotional needs as well.”

Two years ago, Jennifer and her husband, Peter, ’05, moved into a lower income neighborhood, where they could live out the Gospel more practically. They hold a weekly backyard Bible club for about 20 kids, treat illnesses, tutor, house people who need a room, and share meals whenever possible.

“While at Bryan, I was taught that my spiritual life could not be separated from my career or my home life,” said Jennifer. “Christ, the hope of glory, is ‘above all, through all, and in you all’…Christ is the way…Christ is life. The ‘already, but not yet’ kingdom of God will come.  Even so, come Lord Jesus.”