At Convention, Jenny is centered among her Chaplaincy Colleagues.
Chaplains bring spiritual hope beyond the walls of the church, mosque and synagogue into specialized settings by deploying skilled woman and men who are called of God to serve our military, our hospitals, our civic organizations, prisons, law enforcement, fire and other fields as chaplains.
We encourage you to learn more about how to join our mission by contacting Outreach Director Bill Epps at epps.bill @gmail.com, Community Liaison Barb Walters Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to become a chaplain by contacting Jenny.
“Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison”
Reprinted with permission by Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan; Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music
Jenny (Rev. Jenny Norton) has also been denominationally endorsed as a prison chaplain and hospital chaplain. After serving for 18 years as Auxiliary Chaplain for the Arizona State Department of Corrections, the keystone of her service was then also to a small community hospital for all our neighbors, Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital (www.tempestlukeshospital.com), where she organized and facilitated an indigent pastoral care fund to provide respite care for homeless patients discharged to the streets, and a voucher program supervised by Case Worker Dan O’Halloran to provide required prescribed medications for indigent and/or homeless patients who need medicine upon discharge, and free mammograms for the underinsured, uninsured and undocumented.
We encourage you to visit the AIDSWalk website.
Welcome, as well, to our ASU-Gammage’s Journey Home website, where Jenny’s ministry continues to walk alongside The Least Among Us confined in jail:
From Deanna Dent:
”The ASU Gammage-supported Journey Home offers sustainable arts programming in correctional institutions”:
“My life. My story. My sister. Myself.”
“Fourteen voices chanted these lines, hands clapping and feet pounding on carpet inside the repurposed chapel of Estrella Jail in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.
Those fourteen voices came from female inmates, the participants in the ASU Gammage-supported program Journey Home, an arts experience for incarcerated women. The program consists of three weeks of workshops and a final performance chosen by the women and program director Fatimah Halim and choreographer Teniqua Broughton.
In its 19th year, the program varies in each iteration, adapting to its participants. On Saturday the performance resembled a confessional of sorts: Women stood in small groups with their backs turned, then turned one-by-one to face the audience and share a personal experience, asking not for sympathy or reaction, only listening. The stories included the birth of a grandson, addiction, gambling, childhood sexual abuse and the loss of a loved one.”
From AT-3, with Converge, Daniel Shin offers that their mission is “passionate about developing and investing in leaders, preparing them for a lifetime of gospel ministry.”
Here are Jenny’s photos taken during her Denomination’s Regional Chaplains’ Conference, saluting her first twenty-five years in ordained ministry.
Jenny Norton is honored after twenty-five years in chaplaincy:
“I’m twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound
Twenty miles out of town in cold irons bound.”
~Reprinted with Permission from the Nobel Laureate; Copyright © 1997 by Special Rider Music.
“Well, God is in His heaven
And we all want what’s his”
“Blind Willie McTell” Written by Bob Dylan Copyright © 1983 by Special Rider Music. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Reprinted by permission.