Jennifer Merri Parker is a freelance author, editor, and poet. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Banner and Today's Christian (formerly Christian Living Magazine). She served as senior editor for a number of publishing projects (and later for the website) of Reconcilers Fellowship, a non-profit community development and reconciliation ministry founded by Civil Rights activist John Perkins. In 2017, she published a collection of poems titled A Close Circle of Strangers: Poems for a Lonely Planet. Parker also has professional experience as a librarian and teacher of ESL and Language Arts. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi.