Jennifer (Fogarty) Harris, was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where she attended Catholic grade school and high school. She graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After several years in corporate sales and then as an executive recruiter and business owner, she stayed home with her two boys, Bart and Brett. A parishioner and school parent at St. Thomas More, Jennifer was an active volunteer and later found her passion in Youth Ministry. She spent over five years building a succesful youth program, eventually serving as the full time Director where she completed 120 hours of ongoing education. She recently began the Ignatian Spirituality Exercises through the Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City, a year long process.
Jennifer played an integral part in the fundraising effort for the rectory remodel project in 2016. Her role as the Director of Development at St. Charles Borromeo includes a fluid list of responsibilities: Hospitality for the Retreat House, Borromeo Academy’s Open Houses, facilitation of the Development Advisory Board, Stewardship and Development, Capital Campaign fund raising, collaboration on the School Facility Enhancement Project and special events (Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, City-wide Prayer Breakfast, Alumni Golf Tournament). As a part time employee, Jennifer depends on and very much enjoys relationships with the many volunteers that make it possible to do her job.