Jayme Hull ~ Face to Face

Preview-68-v2Jayme Hull is a Christian communicator who is passionate about mentoring the Millennial generation. A speaker and the author of the new book, Face To Face: Discover How Mentoring Can Change Your Life, Jayme’s passion is to encourage 20-30 year olds to pursue their faith successfully and to grasp God’s plan and purpose for their lives. She is a graduate of New York University and a Certified Spiritual Leadership Coach with Blackaby Ministries International.

Jayme and her husband, John, have three adult kids and live in Franklin, Tennessee.

 

When did you become interested in mentoring, and in particular mentoring the Millennial generation?

As a young professional in New York City, surrounded by stars and fashion, I often felt about two inches tall. Unseen by some, judged by others. Sure, I had a few friends, but I longed to find a woman who had been in my shoes and was a few steps ahead of me.

One Sunday, I mustered up the courage to talk with a pastor at Times Square, who connected me with a mentor. Her warm eyes and inviting smile put me at ease the first time we met. Surprisingly, she wasn’t put off by my confession of how utterly alone I felt and how distant God seemed. She listened, really listened. She didn’t offer cliché answers or rush to give me advice. I felt known, heard, and understood.

Little did I know the profound influence she would become in my life and how our mentoring relationship would significantly shape me. I have three Millennial adult married children and a deep passion for their generation. For years I have had the privilege to mentor incredible Christian Millennials who love God and seek to embrace, learn and grow in their faith. But, the problem is, they can’t do this alone. They need mentors to come along side of them and pour into their lives on a regular basis. The next generation is the future of the Christian church! You and I need to invest of time and pour into this generation.

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The Author and Creator of our lives often writes in a twist that blesses us more than our original plan. Have you ever experienced such a “Divine Detour”?

While I was in NYC I was offered a high-profile recording deal. I thought this was a no-brainer, right? After all, this was why I’d moved to the city—to build my career. And with a bigger platform and more visibility, I told myself I’d have countless opportunities to make a positive Christian impact in the entertainment industry. But I knew God was whispering something completely different in my heart and soul. He had a different plan.

Turning down the recording contract was the first big decision I ever made for myself. This was my Divine Detour! The weight of responsibility was sobering—no one could tell me exactly what to do. I had to seek God for myself, listen to His voice, get godly advice . . . and eventually, step out in faith and cut myself loose. It hurt—God seemed to be asking me to walk away from my dreams. I was scared and conflicted, yet I knew God had a plan for my good, even if I couldn’t fully see it yet.

9780802413826Let’s talk about Face to Face: Discovering How Mentoring Can Change Your Life (Moody Publishing, April 2016). Please tell us about it.

I wrote Face To Face for the Young Professional Christian Woman seeking a Mentoring Relationship. My prayer is for this book to connect across the generations of women and for both the seeking woman and the Christian Mentor to read and work through the book together. Every generation will be equipped and encouraged as they read this mentoring book.

What’s your definition of a mentor?

A mentor is a woman further along in her walk with God than you are, who sees your potential and walks with you in becoming the woman God created you to be. Just to clarify, she’s not your mom and she’s not your therapist. She’s not someone you pay to spend time with you. A mentor is a friend, a guide, and a confidante who offers a listening ear, honest feedback, and spiritual encouragement.

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A few fun questions…

When the words aren’t flowing—or when you want to celebrate if they are—what is your favorite comfort food and why?

 Great question. Peanut butter and chocolate. It was my little girl family favorite growing up!

What Bible passage or story best describes your journey of faith?

I think I would select the story of Barnabas who was a teacher and encourager. All my life my heartbeat has been and still is to pour encouragement and inspiration into the lives of others.

In the story that is your life, are you the strong, female lead; the girl next door; the mysterious woman behind dark glasses; the super heroine; or the little girl trying to walk in high heels?

I guess I would have to say the strong, female lead.

I’m a dog lover. Please tell us about your pets, if any, or your favorite pet as a child.

We have an adorable loving ten year old cock-a-poo named Rascal after the country band Rascal Flatts.

Thanks, Jayme! It’s great to have you as a guest at DivineDetour.

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