Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, PhD

Dean of Lifelong Learning

About Jewel

Jewel Gingerich Longenecker, PhD, leads the AMBS Church Leadership Center, which offers non-degree programs for church leaders. In her role, she collaborates with AMBS faculty, denominational leaders, district conference staff and congregational leaders, to help provide a rich array of resources for leadership development. Her PhD studies focused on the importance of deep, careful study of Scripture in congregations, led by well-prepared teachers. Before coming to AMBS as associate dean in 2001, Jewel was a conference youth minister, high school campus pastor, and teacher.

  • Resources on teaching the Bible in the congregation. Vision: A Journal for Church & Theology, 2010, 11(2), 45-51.
  • Engaging pastors: Papers and reflections from the Summative Conference. Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2010. Editor
  • PhD, Andrews University, 2014
  • MATS, AMBS, 1992
  • BA, Eastern Mennonite University, 1988