Jill is the wife of Gabe Moudy, an associate pastor of the Plainview campus. They have been married for 19 wonderful years and have been attending Harvest since 2007. Their lovely daughter Avery is 11 years old and brings them so much joy and laughter. Jill enjoys having people over, hiking in nature, connecting with small groups of people. As soon as you meet Jill, her genuine smile and caring heart will tell you just how much she loves people and making sure they feel as though they belong.
If you could run away from all your responsibilities, where would you go and why
The mountains or anywhere in the great outdoors. Nature and alone-time energize me! If I had money to spend – shopping with my mom and sister 🙂
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Bonzu Bonzu gogo rinenda! (this is an African proverb that says “Slowly, slowly, the log is being chopped up”.) It means that BIG things are possible but they take time. Axe swing by axe swing, chip by chip, a huge log can be chopped up, with perseverance. In other words, “big things don’t usually happen overnight, but are the product of many many decisions to take small steps forward.”
Another is: “People may forget what the house looked like or what they ate but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever given?
Never apologize for your home. It takes the focus off of your guests and puts it on yourself. True hospitality is about people, not things.
Which types of ministry are you most passionate about and why?
Life Groups. My parents were Life Group Leaders for most of my growing-up years and we hosted a life group in our home. I learned firsthand the value of small groups and the relationships that are formed there. I also love relationships with women and walking together to help each other realize and live out our callings and potential in Christ.