Jennie Paddy was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She attended Philadelphia public schools. She graduated from William Penn High School for Girls in 1972 and attend Community College of Philadelphia with studies in accounting/business. In 1972, she was hired by the INA insurance company and then a merge changed the name to CIGNA. She worked over 20 years in the insurance field. In 1975, she was married to Earl Anthony Paddy, the love of her life. No children but many nieces and nephews. She and her husband attend Better Way Bible Church located in West Philadelphia under the leadership of Bishop Clifton Martin. Jennie and her husband are deacons. Jennie is a prayer warrior and a worship leader at Better Way Bible Church.
In 1995, she was hired by the Episcopal Diocese of PA under Bishop Allen Bartlett in the Finance Office as Accounts Payable Manager. Jennie has served under bishops from Allen Bartlett through Daniel Gutierrez. She is the Accounts Payable/ Payroll Supervisor. Her duties are varied including reviewing and input of all Accounts Payable (check request from various & paying all bills) and Accounts Receivables (all pledge & assessments from all churches to be applied to their churches as indicated). She performs daily tasks as mail comes in and processes internal data. She is also responsible for input of payroll twice monthly, the distribution, payroll journal entries monthly, filing of accounts payable and cash receipts detail. She is also responsible for additional duties as assigned by the Canon of Finance and the Controller.