Epitomizing her motto – “Consciously performing above expectations”, Jennifer P. Lumley through word and deed continually proves she is a “Woman for all Seasons.”
Having been trained for and having performed professionally in Corporate America, (being New York State Life and Health Insurance licensed, fully equipped with her Lending Authority as well as her Securities 6 and 63 licenses), Jen also obtained her Bachelor of Science major in Business Finance with a minor on Philosophy.
She is a prolific writer who has authored several books including “Mind Shaper”, “Still Life”, “A Treasury of Prayers”, “Our Refuge and Strength” and “Razzmatazz”. She is also a Freelance journalist for several newspapers including The Jamaican Observer, CaribNews, Gleaner NA, Mt. Vernon Inquirer and Jamaicans.com. She has masterfully written job training manuals on Excellence in Customer Service and A Management Training Guide. Jennifer is a frequent guest speaker at awards ceremonies and seminars and has been a university guest lecturer on the topic “How to Deliver an Oral Presentation: A Guide to Public Speaking Skills”.
Jennifer exhibits her passion for civic activism, education, and scholarship as a founding member of the Barbara M. Simpson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a past President of her high school alumni association, which awarded her for her versatility, dedication, and commitment. She has also served on McCall’s Bronxwood Funeral Home 50th Anniversary Committee, for which she designed, organized, was the principal dignitary and community leader liaison for, wrote, constructed and solicited ads to an extraordinarily successful anniversary journal and ad campaign.
Obstacles and Solutions to African Women’s and Girls’ Access to Education and Employment was a book that Lumley co-authored with the African Women’s Alliance (AWA) and jointly presented at the United Nations. 2017 marked the “Focus on Jamaica” theme for AWA in which Jennifer helped to successfully organize and also participated with Jamaican artifacts, readings, and music at the John Jay College for Criminal Justice.
As Mistress of Ceremonies on several occasions, Jennifer has also hosted a Sunday afternoon radio program called The Inspirational Café; has interviewed Hon. Bruce Golding – former Prime Minister of Jamaica and Hon. Ed Bartlett – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism. Rev. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Chaplain to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth also granted a most insightful interview.
She has effectively partnered with organizations such as Intercessory Prayer Ministry International, Jamaican Adventist Association, Jamaica Ex-Soldiers Association to name a few and has hosted fundraisers, organized a multitude of social and cultural events, served as Finance Chairperson and Elder in her church and oversaw, to completion, several major projects. Soft jazz, poetry, visiting and assisting elderly and shut-ins, are among the things that she also enjoys.