Jackie Newman has a strong passion for Christian Development with youth and women’s ministry with a desire to reach people where they are and help them move to where God desires them to be.
Jackie is extremely active in church ministry and various other ministries while actively serving on community, state, regional and national organizations that she views as her ‘mission fields’ and ‘assignments by God’. Jackie devotes service to the following:
- Pastor Jerry Jones & The Fantastic Jones Family Gospel Ministry Group
- Sisters United For Christ
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- President — IL National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
- National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
- Housing Action Illinois, Board Member
- Illinois Association of Housing Authorities, Board Member
- Board Member – City of Springfield Citizens Efficiency Commission (CEC)
- Federal Home Loan Bank Community Investment Advisory Council
Jackie received her formal education in Springfield earning a Bachelor of Arts in Management and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is currently completing her dissertation as she works towards the completion of a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Jackie is married to Roy Newman and with husband Roy, planted Fresh Visions Community Church (FVCC) on the north side of Springfield, IL in 2005.
Jackie is the proud mother of four daughters" Candace, Aree, Joele and Jailin; Grandmother of 3 – Morgan, Jayden and Journei.
Jackie serves as the Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority.