Verity A. Jones


The Rev. Verity A. Jones founded and served as the project director of the New Media Project until 2017. She started the project in 2010 at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York before bringing it to CTS in 2012. She is also the former executive vice president at Christian Theological Seminary (CTS).

She is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. '89), and Yale Divinity School (M.Div. '95), and is an ordained clergy person with joint standing in the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Verity served as Senior Minister of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Terre Haute, Indiana, for six years, and Associate Minister of the Colchester Federated Church (ABC/UCC) in Colchester, Connecticut for three.

She is the former publisher and editor of the award-winning magazine, DisciplesWorld and the past president of the Associated Church Press. She serves on the board of directors of Religion News Service LLC. Her work has also appeared in US Catholic, Faith and Leadership, Christian Century, Biblical Preaching Journal, and Journal for Preachers.

Verity worked with the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., as the Associate Director until 2012. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Louisville Institute. She has lectured at Chautauqua Institute and led summer writing workshops at Collegeville Institute.

Verity lives in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter, and Max the dog. She was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2016.  She and her family are members at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she serves as the church Moderator.

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