Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Eichelberger.
Hi Jennifer, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I will try to narrow this down. I am blessed enough to wear a couple of different hats. I am a licensed and ordained minister, a television producer, and author of three books:
1. Answering the Call, Discovering Your Purpose
2. SpiritualGrowth for The Next Level
3. Self Care: The Vital art of Nurturing You
My story seems complex but it is actually quite simple. The role of minister, author, and television producer are all part of mass communications–the imparting or exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people.
I have known for many years that I was called to preach the word of God, write books, create and produce television shows.
My story on this path started over 25 years in public relations that morphed into radio and television production. I enjoy television production and its creative challenges, hence becoming a television producer allowed me to exercise that creativity. Ministry allows me to preach/teach the gospel and being an author allows me to reach the masses on a greater scale.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
No, the road has not been smooth, however, it has been worth it. For years the television industry has been male-dominated. Being a woman of color creates even more challenges in this field. I have often had “talent” to ask to see the producer and I would say you are looking at her. So, unfortunately, when people come to a television station many are expecting to see a male. But once they see me in action that all quickly changes.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Professionally I am a televisions producer/content creator, specializing in television productions. I am known for being a dynamic speaker and character motivator as well as an author. I am most proud of being a classical flautist, meeting other influencers and celebrities. One other proud moment is when my husband, Dr. Hurbert Eichelberger, and I made a cameo appearance on one of the segments of House Wives of Atlanta. There are so many things I am proud of including our trip to Paris where I meet and worked with film producers. But the proudest is being married to Dr. Herbert Lewis Eichelberger, professor at Clark Atlanta University as well as film producer and appointed by the governor of Georgia as first black film commissioner in 1991.
I am one of the charting members and Immediate Past President of Gwinnett Section of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). I am also the state chaplain of NCNW as well as a member of Top Ladies of Distinction, North Atlanta Chapter (TLOD) as well as President of Women’s Fellowship at First Church of Atlanta, Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) and I serve on the board of several other organizations. I just recently became a member of Kingdomwood Women in Films.
We’d love to hear about how you think about risk-taking?
I will be kept it real…I like to keep it safe; I step out on faith but I am not necessarily a risk-taker.
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Dr. Herbert Eichelberger