Jennifer Sacramento Streett is a native Oaklander, born and bred! She is Bay Area all the way…hiking the East Bay trails, cheering on the Warriors (win or lose) and living near Lake Merritt with her husband, Bill and their canine pal. She holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies, and an MA in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. Shortly after receiving her MA, she continued her research of Culture and Spirituality, by serving with the Maori People of New Zealand. There she gained insight into the Maori culture; the beauty of the people who sang her into their hearts and the importance of balancing ones’ spiritual heart with the physical life—a formula for wholeness and Divinity.
Upon her return to the States, she was invited to serve as a Board member and the Executive Director at The Gubbio Project, a non-profit day shelter serving the homeless population of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Her service with Gubbio was during a time of transition, and with the help of a few good friends and much prayer, Gubbio was able to keep their doors open. Today, the Gubbio Project stands deeply grounded (and fully funded) showing all what a life in Christ looks like.
After a bit of a sabbatical, she decided to take a different direction with work. Jennifer found employment as the Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator at the Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley. (MSRI is the world’s foremost non-profit mathematical institute serving over a thousand domestic and international visiting professors and researchers each year.) There she learned international collaboration, the importance of systems organization, and most importantly technical skills required in today’s world.
Today, Jennifer brings with her all her adventures to now serve as the Presbytery of San Francisco’s Partner for Operations and Presbytery-wide Communications. As a self-proclaimed Spiritual Activist, she hopes that her journey at the Presbytery of San Francisco helps to promote compassion, gratitude and community.