We are in the season of Advent. A time of reflection as we not only celebrate the birth of Christ, but also the second coming of Christ. To begin our Advent Edition of Praxis, No Filter with our first tenet of Hope is Minister Mary Jane Jackson Palmer. She is a graduate Mississippi Valley State University with a BA in Political Science and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master’s in Political Science and concentration in Public Administration and Public Policy. She serves as the Executive Director Human Resource Services with Durham Public Schools and as an Associate Minister at St. Paul AME Church in Chapel Hill. She is a teacher for Adult Bible Study and Youth Church School classes, and a Morning Glory Tuesday morning prayer team member. Minister Mary Jane Jackson Palmer has been married to Jerry L Palmer for over 34 years and they are the proud parents of Mary Katherine (Kate) Palmer. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – serving as Chaplain through December 2021. Take a listen and be encouraged in the Hope of Jesus!