Jeanne Porter is the founder and President of the TransPorter Group in Chicago, where she consults to Fortune 500 companies, churches, community, and government groups. Dr. Porter has served in numerous leadership roles in corporate, educational and religious organizations, and currently serves as the Dean of Ministerial Leadership for the Sacred College of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. Dr. Porter is a popular inspirational speaker and conference/retreat leader.
Dr. Porter’s writings focus on leadership and leadership development, especially as it relates to women, churches, and communities of color. She is the author of Leading Ladies: Transformative Biblical Images for Women’s Leadership and a contributing writer to Women’s Liberation: Jesus Style and Nature of a Sistuh: Black Women’s Lived Experiences in Contemporary Culture. In addition, she has published numerous articles on transformative leadership development in such venues as Urban Ministries, The African American Pulpit and Lutheran Woman Today. She has also published monographs that explore the dynamics of leadership in the Gullah Communities of the Sea Islands.
Dr. Porter received both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Communication (with a secondary emphasis in Cultural Studies) from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and the Master of Arts of Theological Studies, with a focus on spiritual formation and leadership, from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.