Jill was born and raised in the small town of Heber, Arizona, where God chose to concentrate a high percentage of “salt of the earth” people. Raised by two great parents, one Latter-day Saint and one who doesn’t believe in God, her 50/50 upbringing shaped her perspective on God, families, the gospel and the Church (pssst they aren’t the same thing). She graduated from ASU in ‘97, worked a while, then stayed home to raise kids, and in 2014 jumped back into the workforce where she created and ran a youth program for kids who have a loved one with ALS. She has a super cool and genuinely nice husband (Kristin’s brother) who is a really good psychiatric nurse and amusing storyteller. They have four very fun kids each with hair that spans the neapolitan ice cream spectrum (strawberry = redhead) which draws amused comments from most people. She currently lives in Spokane, Washington, where God prompted them to move during a pandemic because apparently He wanted to have more conversations with her. That hope was fulfilled as she honed her skills of sincere and honest prayer conversations because as it turns out, pandemic + teenagers + move across the country = hard. She hearts all the good things in life: road trips, going barefoot, artisan ice cream, and Canada.