Tara Jernigan

Jernigaan_tara_pic_0719 Dr. Tara Jernigan is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She has lived in the Pittsburgh region since 1996. She is the mother of three young men, all of whom have been homeschooled with classes from Veritas Scholars' Academy. Dr. Jernigan bases her teaching in narrative, multi-sensory, and relational models of instruction and is always enthusiastic to make the world her classroom! Dr. Jernigan has a background in theology, with a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa). She also holds a M.A.R. in Biblical Studies from Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge Pennsylvania) and her D. Min. is in Biblical Exposition from Nashotah House Theological Seminary (Nashotah, Wisconsin). She is passionate about biblical theology and the confluence of secular and sacred history, and she loves visiting museums where her sons find her gleeful squeals (respectfully subdued, of course) a bit embarrassing. She has studied on location in Israel, Greece, Rome, France and England. She also enjoys academic work in biblical languages and Scripture, catechesis, and language acquisition theory. She is a self-described language nerd who studied both Koine Greek and Biblical Hebrew in seminary, French and Spanish as an undergraduate, and happily continues to take any opportunity research or converse in French. She is currently learning a little Korean and is hoping to begin learning Aramaic in the summer of 2021. Dr. Jernigan continues to teach seminarians as an adjunct instructor at Trinity School for Ministry and is an occasional contributor to Human Life Review and Anglican Compass. When she is not in the classroom, she also enjoys travel (48 US states, twelve foreign countries -three continents- and counting), cooking a variety of cuisines, writing terrible Sijo (Korean) poetry in English and French, and learning about Korean and European history. After Jesus and her family, nothing makes her happier than a good book, home-roasted coffee and a well crafted fountain pen.