Debora Jackson

Director of Lifelong Learning, Yale Divinity School

The Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson is Director of Lifelong Learning at Yale Divinity School. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches USA and as the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Needham, Massachusetts. She was formerly a corporate CIO and COO. Jackson is the author of “Spiritual Practices for Effective Leadership: 7 Rs of Sanctuary for Pastors” (Judson, 2015).

She earned a BS degree in business from Indiana University; master's degrees in management and manufacturing engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and an MDiv and doctorate of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School.