Jill Duffield is the current editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook. She has been a Benedictory columnist for the Outlook since 2010 and is the first woman to serve as editor in the publication’s 157-year history. Duffield has served as associate pastor for discipleship and acting head of staff at Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in history. Her graduate studies include a Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, a doctorate in ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a concentration in preaching, and studies in medieval church history at the University of Pennsylvania. As a teaching elder, Duffield has served both large and small congregations in North and South Carolina. She has preached at Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina and served as a commissioner to the 219th General Assembly. Duffield and her husband, Grant, have three children – Joseph, Jessie and Marissa.