Jessica was born and raised in Locust, NC. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Church Education and Bible from Columbia International University. She taught art, computer, and after-school care at a Christian school until 2010, when she started serving as the Administrative Assistant of a church in NC. In 2016 she met her husband, Brian, and stepdaughter, Hayden. Jessica and Brian were married in December 2016 and one week later Jessica started serving as the Administrative Assistant at Sandhills.