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Jen DeWeerdt

Jen DeWeerdt

Lead Pastor // City First Church

Jen DeWeerdt serves with her husband, Jeremy, as the Senior Leaders of City First Church, a growing, multi-generational, multi-cultural church in Rockford, IL. She is honored to play a key role in the very church she grew up in. As a pastor, communicator, author, and founder of the Original Women’s Conference, Jen is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to step into their God-given callings, regardless of their profession. Thousands of women have discovered their destiny and design through these powerful conferences. 



Jen and Jeremy have been married since 1995 and have three sons: Caden, Connor, and Paxton. When she is not cheering on her boys, you will find her enthusiastically rooting for her Chicago sports teams (White Sox not included).

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Past The Wishing

“Maybe the MORE you’ve always wanted is going to come from the MORE you think you can’t handle.”

We all have wishes—those deeply personal longings that settle quietly in our hearts. They speak of the more we desire for our relationships, careers, families, and to whom we want to be. So often these wishes get buried underneath fears, lost in the busyness of life, or simply left untried because we just don’t know where to begin. What if we could move past the wishing? What if our hidden dreams could come to life?

In this vulnerable and courageous book, Jen DeWeerdt shares her own personal journey of moving past the wishing and invites you to begin an adventure of your own, determined not to let life pass you by. What do you really want out of your one and only beautiful life? What are you willing to do to get it? It is time to move past the wishing!