Jeanette began practicing Zen in 1994. Since then she has been maintaining a daily practice and regularly attending group sittings, intensive meditation retreats, and residential training in both the U.S. and Japan. She works closely with her teacher, Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Co-Spiritual Director of Rochester Zen Center. With his on-going guidance and support, Jeanette began instructing others in Zen meditation in 1999. Jeanette feels honored to serve Zen communities in Louisville, KY, and Rochester, NY.
Jeanette Prince-Cherry served in the United States Air Force for eight years and earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Southern Illinois University. In 2018, she was ordained a novice Zen Buddhist priest of the 3JO. She plans to complete her novitiate for full ordination in 2022.