Mrs. Jacqueline R. French
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Ecclesiastics. 9:10
Jacqueline R. French is the third of four children born in Pensacola, Florida to Arthur L. Kimbrough and the late Geraldine P. Kimbrough. She is blessed to have a beautiful family as the loving wife to Presiding Elder James A. French. She is a proud mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She was a lifelong member of the Alabama/Florida Episcopal District, Florida Conference, East Pensacola District and Houser Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church. She is now a member of the Eastern North Carolina Episcopal District, Central North Carolina Conference, Laurinburg District and Sandy Grove A.M.E. Zion Church.
She earned her Associate of Science Degree in Office Systems Technology in 1984 from Pensacola State College. She later earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1993 and her Master of Science Degree in 1997 both from Troy State University. Her civic engagements over the years include: Vice President of the Black Employee Association at the University of West Florida; parent volunteer for the Woodham High School Band Boosters; PTA President at Spencer Bibbs Elementary School; Board of Directors member for the local Community Drug and Alcohol Council; member of the 100 Black Women Association; and classroom presenter for the local Junior Achievement organization.
Jackie has been active in Zion throughout her life. On the East Pensacola District, she served on the local level as a member of the W.H.&O.M. Society, Lay Council, Treasurer of the Trustees' Board, and President of the Deaconess Board. On the district level she served as the District President of the W.H. &O.M. Society and representative for Church Women United. On the conference level she served as the Conference Statistician, on the Church Extension Board, and as a member of the Ministers’ Spouses & Widows (ers) Fellowship. Currently, she is the First Lady of the Laurinburg District in the Central North Carolina Conference.
Jackie gives all glory to God as she was elected the 16th treasurer on July 21, 2011 at the 27th Quadrennial Convention in Houston, Texas and re-elected in July 2015 at the 28th Quadrennial Convention in her home state of Florida.
She has 32 years of Budget and Finance experience in the banking industry and higher education. Jackie worked in many positions at Regions Bank including the leadership as a Branch Manager where she held a Series 6 and 63 License. At the University of West Florida she is an Assistant Director having worked in the Office of University Budgets and in the Police Department.