Jessica Markkula could be described as the ultimate “people person.” Her passion is connecting with people and developing strong, positive relationships. Jessica’s dedication to relationship building is reflected in her commitment to family, her faith community, a career as a Vice President at BMO Harris Bank and her volunteer work at Interfaith Outreach.
The breadth and depth of service offered at Interfaith Outreach continue to amaze Jessica. She appreciates the way our staff takes time to understand the strengths and interests of volunteers. In Jessica’s case, her dedication and organizational skills have been a huge asset to the Spread Your Wings gala and the leadership team at Interfaith Outreach. She knew she wanted to interact more with the Board of Directors and will serve as Secretary of the Executive Committee this year.
Jessica and her husband Jason want their children to experience the compassion found at Interfaith Outreach. Last November, the family participated in the Bedless Night activity as part of Interfaith’s 2017 Sleep Out campaign. Turning down the thermostat and sleeping together on the family room floor gave their family a better understanding of being homeless in the suburbs. The children also help pack food for the Food to You program and donate used toys and clothing to Resale Select.
Thank you, Jessica! We are inspired by your service and the way you choose to live life.