Jeannie was born and raised in Cornwall, coming to London to train as a secondary school teacher, teaching R.E in two schools, including as head of department. She then went to work for Streatham Baptist church in various roles, including setting up and running a high street coffee shop and then training for counselling and becoming the founder director of Manna Counselling Service, which won a Whitbread Award in 1998.
Jeannie subsequently trained for ministry at Spurgeon’s College, serving as an associate pastor at Streatham Baptist Church before becoming co-minster at Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church in 2011. She has previously taught Pastoral Care and Counselling at Spurgeons and was College President from 2017-2018. Her first book Finding Our Voice was published in 2019. She is married with two children and two grandchildren and enjoys photography and theme park rides.