As an eight-year-old girl, Jennifer heard the call to medical mission when a Dutch female missionary doctor spoke to her Pioneer Girls group. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Jennifer completed her pediatric training at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and, along with her husband Scott, began serving with Serge in Uganda 1993. In 2011, Jennifer and her family moved to Kenya where she served as Clinical Head of Pediatrics at Kijabe Hospital for five years. The Myhres transitioned to a Kenyan government hospital in Naivasha in 2016 where they focus on programs to improve newborn survival while continuing to invest in training young Kenyan doctors.
Jennifer finds joy in her four children, writing novels, spending time in the wilderness, and sharing her home and meals with others.