JR Headshot_webWe are pleased to introduce Jenny Rice as our new Executive Director!

Jenny is probably a familiar face to most of you because, for the past four years, she has served in a variety of roles as an integral part of Gracewood’s development team. Helping women who are working or furthering their education to make a better life for their families has been very important and meaningful to Jenny. In fact, in several ways, she considers herself a “Gracewood mom” as Gracewood and Children At Heart Ministries have provided home, hope, and healing at a critical time in the life of her family.

Jenny received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University, then went on to launch her own business ventures and acquired a successful career in fundraising and donor development. A long-time Memorial area/Houston resident, she is the proud mother of two daughters – Annie and Allison. Jenny is deeply involved in the Houston community and attends Bayou City Fellowship.

“Jenny has been thoroughly involved in the ministry of Gracewood for many years,” says Larry Bertrand, Chairman of the Gracewood Board of Trustees. “The Board has full confidence that she will continue to be an excellent steward of Gracewood’s mission as a leader and advocate for single mothers and their children.”