The vision of Petra Academy’s Advising Office is to partner with families and faculty to help students develop an awareness of God’s vocational and occupational calls. Petra Academy strives to equip students for whatever God calls them to do, or what we like to call Vocational Discipleship. What we do today prepares them for the choices they will make as students, professionals, volunteers, parents, spouses,  and mothers or fathers.

We strive to cultivate a habit of life-long learning that students will carry with them as they go into the world, using their education to glorify God and make a difference in their communities, families, churches, and professional lives.

The Student Advisor works with each student and family to consider the possibilities for life after Petra. She also works directly with students and families to navigate the college application process, to stay informed and on schedule, and to make college applications a true reflection of who our students are. Explore other options for students as they seek to discern who God has made them to be and how to best honor Him in whatever they do.




Student Advisor

Jennifer joined Petra Academy fall of 2021 as the Student Advisor. She is a proud native of Wisconsin and graduated from Winona State University with a B.S in Elementary Education and Fine Arts. After college, she taught second grade in Minnesota for a year and then joined AmeriCorps and worked to implement service learning into the curriculum in Seattle schools. She then began working in higher education, first as an adviser at The Art Institute of Seattle, then at the University of Washington in The School of Music, and later at Montana State University in The Allen Yarnell Center of Student Success in the summer of 2018.

Jennifer fell in love with Bozeman after spending a summer in the Big Timber area, and when her husband was offered a job in the area, jumped at the chance to move their family to Bozeman. Jennifer, her husband, and her daughter love the outdoors and spend much of their time on their hobby ranch raising her six beloved chickens and five bunnies. In their free time, they love exploring all that Montana has to offer from the open road, the trail, and their camper. Jennifer also loves to work in her garden, hiking, cross-country skiing, reading, and anything in the sunshine. Jennifer feels fortunate to be at Petra and able to do what she loves most — teaching young minds, working and connecting with students and guiding them towards their educational, spiritual, and life goals.

4720 CLASSICAL WAY, BOZEMAN, MT 59718    |    OFFICE@PETRAACADEMY.COM   |   406.582.8165

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