This weekend I was privileged to have a one on one video chat with singer/songwriter Jennifer Knapp. I’ve mentioned her numerous times on this blog because of what her story did for mine. Anytime someone from a Christian faith background comes out as gay, it is significant to me. Jennifer’s was especially significant because she was in a position of ministry. I could relate to her, and while my circle of influence was much smaller than hers, I understood how falling from that pedestal felt.
Back in January, I pledged some money to her campaign to put out an album through pledge music. There were different levels of pledges and each came with an incentive. The reward to me was not as important as supporting her work, but when I saw the opportunity for a video chat with Jennifer as a pledge incentive, I decided that would be a fun thing to do. I hadn’t thought much about it over the last few months because my thoughts had been overtaken by a certain Candied Jansen, so when I got the email that Jennifer would like to chat with me on Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised.
The chat was set up for 1:00pm and was supposed to last 30 minutes. We easily chatted for at least 45 and could have chatted much longer I think. It was so much fun! We shared stories and laughed about silly stuff. I honestly felt like I was talking to an old friend. She said to make sure to hit her up at a show and we’d go have a beer. That is so happening!
Thanks, Jen, for a fun conversation and the encouraging words! I can’t wait for the new album!