Jenni Lord is the wife of Robert and raising four children in Central Texas ranging from 7 to 11 years old. The seeds for adoption were planted twenty years ago when her family embarked on the challenging foster care journey. Her brother, Justin, joined her family at 19 months old, when she was a freshman in college and set forth a path no one but the Creator could have scripted.
Her love of running and heart for the orphan collided in 2008 at her first long distance race where she realized that she couldn’t sacrificially train again unless it was for something she believed in. With a background in strategic planning and entrepreneurial pursuits, she founded Chosen Marathon in 2009. She saw an opportunity to use running as a vehicle to raise finances for waiting children and waiting families. One of her greatest joys is pouring life into her team members to bring hope and change – both internally and to the families they are serving.
Her passion for orphaned children has specifically grown to affect systemic change within the foster care system, equipping foster and adoptive families for the specific challenges they face, helping families in crisis, offering restoration and preventing disrupted placements and adoptions. Her desire is to be used to ignite the church, prepare families with trauma informed care and find children safe, loving and lasting homes.
Jenni also has the privilege as Board VP of STEPS and the NB Next Education Committee. She has been a longtime member of C12, the largest network of Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives committed to Kingdom transformational living.