Jill Richardson

The Last Slaves

Mae Louise Walls Miller was a slave in southern Mississippi. One day she met Henriette, a storyteller about slavery, and Mae regaled her with her own story—a st...

Don’t Settle

So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who ...

It’s the Hands

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know I went to Scotland in September. Those who know me well know that Scotland was mere subterfuge. Not that I didn’...
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.