Biography

Jennie Afman Dimkoff is the president of Storyline Ministries, Inc, and travels widely throughout the US, Canada, and abroad, speaking for women’s retreats, conferences, on college campuses and for military wives and military personnel. She has spoken for arena events, including Heritage Keepers and Time out for Women.  She is the author and storyteller for Kids’ Time, and she serves on the staff of Speak Up With Confidence Seminars with her sister, author Carol Kent, team teaching with both the Original and Advanced Speak Up Seminar staff.

A  gifted storyteller, Jennie has authored several titles with the Revell division of Baker Publishing including Passionate Faith and Unexpected Grace, and other work she has written has been published NAV Press, Honor Books, Zondervan and Cook Communications. Her newest book, Miracle on Hope Hill,  wasl released by the Howard Division of Simon and Schuster.

Passionate about women’s ministries, Jennie helped establish the annual Cornerstone University Women’s Leadership Conference in 2006, and has worked with many women’s ministry leaders around the country, both as a speaker for their organizations, and as a mentor, and encourager. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Cornerstone University and the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on the Board of Speak Up for Hope, a non-profit organization that encourages the families of incarcerated individuals, and on the Board of Directors for OBD (Our Daily Bread)  Ministries. She also is a member of AWSA, the Advanced Writer and Speakers’ Association

A meaningful addition to her speaking schedule has been the frequent opportunity to speak for college audiences for various university events. Starting at the University of Michigan, she has spoken for Campus Crusade outreach events at many other universities and she laughingly admits that after years of speaking for “polite church women” at retreats and conferences around the country, it was quite a personal growth experience to speak to young, interactive, mixed gender, intellectual audiences that sometimes “yell back at me!”

As the wife of a retired Lt. Col. in the Air Force Reserves and the mother of a young Army Captain, Jennie is also passionate about saying, “Yes!” when the opportunities to minister to military wives and female military personnel present themselves.  In the last several years she has spoken at military conference events for PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) in Seoul, Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and others. “What a privilege it is to bring inspiration, laughter, hope, and encouragement to women who are far from home and often are serving as single parents while their husbands are deployed.”

Married to her best friend, Probate Court Judge Graydon Dimkoff, Jennie is mom to their two grown children, Amber and Josh. Amber is the Deputy Director of the San Diego Youth Symphony and married Rev. Mark Weber, a hospital chaplain.  Her son, Josh is a CPT in the US U.S. Army JAG Corps, currently stationed in Hawaii where he and his wife, Beth are expecting  their first child.

Jennie has a heart for God, and a passion to win other to Christ. She can work with your theme, or check out the list of her most popular topics on this website, see a video, and  read what other leaders and meeting planners have to say about the impact her ministry had on their audiences.

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