Jill Richardson

Why Pray?

Teaching through Leviticus can do strange things to you. Between all the sacrifices and laws and weird details about menstrual cycles and eating shellfish, s...

Drop Four Anchors

I originally wrote this story in 2018. I went looking for it this morning because there are definitely some of us who are not coming to this Thanksgiving with j...
Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson

Jill Richardson is the pastor of Real Hope Community Church near Chicago. She is the author of six books and a national speaker, as well as a contributor to books from Dayspring, Lillenas, and Christianity Today. Jill’s doctorate in "Church Leadership in a Changing Context" is helping her with her passion—passing on a healthy, creative church and doing it with the next generation. She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Bethel Seminary (St. Paul), and Washington University. Her focus is on church leadership, creative preaching, immigration and refugees, women’s issues, and intergenerational leadership. She has an unnatural love for Middle-earth, chocolate marzipan, old musicals, fish tacos, oceans, cats, and Earl Grey. She believes in Jesus, grace, restoration, kindness, justice, and the Cubs. You can find her work at jillmrichardson.com.