J. Eileen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She was educated at the Beulah Heights Bible College, now Beulah Heights University, where she received her BA. She then moved to the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia where she earned her M.Div. She currently works as a chaplain with individuals who have mental health, behavioral health, and spiritual health issues. Spiritual care is her passion and she likes to journey with like-minded people in search of balance, hope, and peace in a chaotic, sometimes hopeless and violent world.