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Jeanetta R. Jeffries Chrystie, Ph.D.

Author, Speaker - ClearGlassView.com
Founder and President, Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers - OzarksACW.org
Asst.Professor of Management - Southwest Minnesota State University
Adjunct Faculty, Judson University - judsonu.edu/adultprofessional
Trustee, Rockbridge Seminary - rockbridge.edu


Award-winning writer, Jeanetta Chrystie, enjoys the process of writing: creating and tinkering, changing and polishing, publishing, and hearing from readers.

Her publishing credits include:

  • More than 800 articles in magazines, such as
    • Christian History
    • Discipleship Journal
    • 30+ in Mature Years
    • 30+ in Church Libraries
    • and Clubhouse magazine
  • More than 150 newspaper columns for the Northwest Christian Examiner/Times/Journal, plus a few for Word & Way
  • More than 85 newsletter articles for various writer’s and speaker’s groups
  • Various book and booklet contributions including Short Stories Too and NCWA's The Write Start
  • Two college computing textbooks
  • More than 50 poems
  • More than 100 devotions

When asked where the ideas for her writing originate, she replies, "Many writing ideas come during my personal quiet time and Bible study. I'm also an avid reader, so a statement or twist of phrase may trigger an idea. Sometimes I refer to my personal journals for ideas. My most urgent advice for beginners is to write and speak from an overflowing vessel, filled during ample time with God."




When teaching and speaking, Jeanetta uses a personal amplifier so people can hear her soft, post-cancer-surgery voice.

A. Ministry topics

  • Laugh at Gray Skies: Using Journaling to Heal
  • Laughter, A Good Medicine (Prov.17:22a)
  • Faith As A China Teacup (Matt.17:20)
  • Coping When It Hurts (Ps.51:12)
  • Enrich Your Quiet Time (Prov.27:7)
  • Develop A Reflective Life Through Journaling

B. Writing topics

  • The Web-Savvy Writer
  • Internet Research Secrets
  • Interviews: Prep, Conduct, Follow-up
  • Six Types of Articles
  • Juggling Writing & My Other Life
  • Writing to Universal Needs
  • Make S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Writing Goals

C. Keynotes for Writer’s Conferences

  • What Readers Need From Christian Writers
  • Trust the Ways and Direction of God
  • Personality Keys in Writing
  • Prepared Soil: Cultivate Your Spirit for Writing

D. Business topics

  • Does Time Manage You?
  • Setting Boundaries and Life Priorities
  • Prioritize and Set Goals In A Busy Life






Southwest Minnesota State University

Curriculum Vita
(a) Degrees: B.S. Education, B.S. Computer Information Systems, Masters Business Administration, Ph.D. Mgmt Information Systems
(b) Certifications: Distance Education, Leadership, Quality Improvement

Asst. Professor, SMSU
Organizational Behavior (graduate course)
Leadership and Team Mgmt (graduate course)
Production and Operations Mgmt (graduate course)
Management Information Systems
Interpersonal Skills in Organizations
Leadership and Team Management
Organizational Behavior
Project Management
Quality Management
Supply Chain Management
Procurement and Inventory Management
Management Principles
Computer Concepts and Applications

Adjunct Faculty, Judson University
Leadership, Change, and Innovation
Strategic Leadership
Becoming An Effective Leader
Organization, Culture, Politics and Communication
Transformational (Applied) Leadership
Ethical Leadership
Statistical Theories and Applications
Research Design and Analysis

Adjunct Faculty, Peru State
E-Commerce and Internet Communication (graduate course)
Management Information Systems

Seattle Community Colleges
Systems Analysis and Design
Microsoft Office

Southwest Baptist University
COBOL Programming
Advanced COBOL Programming


May your day be richly blessed with productivity and rest. ~ Jeanetta
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Memberships & Professional Associations

Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers

Toastmasters International
Springfield Toastmasters

Toastmasters International

American Association of Christian Counselors
Christian Writer’s Fellowship

Called to Write Conference

Fellowship of Merry Christians
Fellowship of Merry Christians
American Association of Christian Counselors   
Fellowship of Merry Christians
Fellowship of Merry Christians
Springfield Writers Guild
Fellowship of Merry Christians
Fellowship of Merry Christians

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