Ivra Jackson


Ivra Jackson, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Langston University, in Oklahoma with a B.S. in Education. She has completed additional graduate work at Marygrove College, Cleveland State and Ashland Universities.

After 30 years of service to the Oberlin School District, Mrs. Jackson retired and is excited about the new journey the Lord has planned for her.

This Christian woman is very active at Rust United Methodist Church where she serves as a Sunday School teacher, member of the choir, Sparrow Bible Study student, Advisory Council, Staff Parish Relations, and Chair of the Nurture Committee. She recently completed required classes to become a certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church. 


In her community, she serves on the East Ohio Conference Committees on Religion, Race and Worship and on the Board of Directors of Oberlin Community Services, the Ethics Committee of Allen Memorial Hospital. On the District Level, she is a member of the Firelands District Committee on Nominations. In addition to these civic activities, she volunteers at Welcome Nursing Home. 


Ivra is married to Bill Jackson and they are the parents of six children, the proud grandparents of twenty and the great-grandparents of five.

This gifted speaker and soloist has shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania and presented various Christian workshops offering inspiration and encouragement through the Word of God.


 At the United Conference, she has presented workshops, served as a soloist, and graciously welcomed conferees as a hostess.