Our President and Director
The Rev. Jacqueline M. Burgess, MDiv, Ordained Elder UMC, Pastor, Life Coach, Conflict Resolution Specialist and Spiritual Director
Gilmore House has become “Pastor Jackie’s” ministry after serving as a Pastor in United Methodist Churches for 25 years. This new vision of ministry incorporates her life as a single mother of three children with Intellectual Disabilities and her call to Social Outreach, Community Building, Life Coaching and Spiritual Formation.
She learned that the most difficult part of raising her sons was the piecemeal approach to finding resources and social isolation. She was blessed to have support from family and colleagues who made the journey possible. She dreams that Gilmore House will help other mothers and their children to recognize what she calls the image of God in them. She wants each person who lives in the home to know their full worth as children of God and to find ways to live into their beauty. She further desires that through their residence in Gilmore House mothers and their children will be better prepared, confident, self-supportive and successful in their futures.