The Rev. Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen is Associate for Worship Resources in the Worship and Liturgical Resources unit of the churchwide office. She holds a Masters of Divinity, Sacred Theology Masters in New Testament and Doctor of Ministry in worship from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Before seminary, she was a music therapist working with people dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
Planning Ecumenical Worship
October 2010: Liturgy, Lutheran Identity (Volume 10 Issue 10)
Jennifer Phelps Ollikainen, Michael Reid Trice
I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. – John 17:20–21a  The assembly of believers around word and sacrament represents a public event that serves as a witness of faith to the whole world. […]
Midwives of Word and Sacrament
September 2010: Liturgical Ethics (Volume 10 Issue 9)
 The currently commended worship resource in the ELCA, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, describes the pattern for the weekly gathering of believers around word and sacrament centered in God’s action: “The Holy Spirit calls us together as the people of God. God speaks to us in scripture reading, preaching, and song. God feeds us with the […]