JEN FORD
ACCOUNTANT

SPORTS ENTHUSIAST / EXCEL GENIUS / NEW YORK MINUTE / iTUNES ADDICT

POINT OF ORIGIN:
Naugatuck, CT

IN A NUTSHELL:
I grew up in CT and moved down to Charlotte to attend Queens University. With a job in hand, I decided Charlotte was the place to stay and have been here ever since. During the week, I am a senior account for a major company. At night, I make sure Watershed is a thriving community financially by doing all of the accounting. On the weekends, you can find me probably in a sports bar being the loudest rooting for my teams. And on Sundays, running around Watershed going crazy between GreenHouse and collecting the deposit. Yeah, the little blur you see in the café is me!

MORE PLEASE:
Sushi, music, American football, a good roller coaster. Pretty much if a good game isn’t on TV, my music is blaring just trying to gain back my sanity.

NO THANKS:
Ricotta cheese. The color pink. Way too poppy music or any artist that is more worried about getting on the worst dressed list rather than produce any sort of decent music.

HOW I COLLIDED WITH WATERSHED:
I know I can be stubborn and for a long time, definitely with the church. I started attending Movies in the Park from the very beginning, but just felt like any church wasn’t for me at the time. When I was finally ready, the only place I knew was right was Watershed because of all those amazing summer nights from Movies in the Park.

MY FAVORITE FACET OF THE SHED:
Just being yourself. Everyone is so different and accepting of who you really are that it allows you to not hold back on your journey.

MY CURRENT LIFE LEARNING:
Learning how to be still and just allow God in even on the small things. I have a tendency to go fast and do so many things that it’s hard to just to stop and praise God for all that he is. I have some amazing people in my life that help me navigate it all.

TRIVIALITIES:
I really do like numbers and math. I know weird right. I can never pass up on a crazy ride, especially roller coasters. And I cannot ever seem to be in silence (hence my current life learning). You will always hear music playing in my house, car or iphone which means my iTunes collection may or may not be out of control.

FAVORITE MUSIC:
What day is it? I have so many playlists and music based on my mood and what’s going on. But either way probably the most played are: Florence & The Machine, Lifehouse, Mat Kearney, Mumford & Sons, R.E.M, BarlowGirl, Carrie Underwood, 3 Doors Down, Garth Brooks, Linkin Park and so many many more. I probably have the most eclectic music library ever from praise & worship to country to alternative to hard core rock and I’m always up for concerts.

I SHARE MY LIFE WITH:
My crazy adopted dog Percy. He may be cute, but don’t let that fool you.  And of course, the amazing friends, more like family actually, that I have met at Watershed and who continue to impact me every day.

OTHER WAYS I SERVE IN OUR WATERSHED COMMUNITY:
Seriously, where else am I not involved?! Serve constantly in Greenhouse loving on the little ones in Seedlings. Helping the teachers out in the Catapult project. Enjoying and growing deeper with my friends in blocs.