Minister for Growth & Engagement
Jill Bednas was born and raised in Michigan and holds a degree in Communications from Michigan State University. She was confirmed and then married at Christ Church Cranbrook in 2001 to Scott Bednas, a lifelong Episcopalian. They have two boys, (Pierce and Reece) and recently moved from Glen Ellyn, Illinois back to Michigan to be closer to their families. Jill was very involved in her former church, St. Mark’s Episcopal church, during the eleven years they lived there. She taught middle school Sunday School, helped build the St. Mark’s Preschool and lead the Parish Life hospitality ministry before taking a staff position as Director of Children’s Ministries in 2011. For the past three and a half years Jill successfully lead and grew the children’s programs, offering formation from nursery through fifth grade at all three services, including a new Spanish Language Service.
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