Jillene (Nelson) Simms, was born and raised in Escondido, California. She met her husband, John, while they were both attending Escondido Union High School. They have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters.
For over twenty years Jill has studied and participated in prayer team and intercessory prayer ministry. During this time she also taught classes and mentored others in prayer team ministry. She has written many articles for various church newsletters.
Jill teaching at a Mini Retreat for Faith Christian Church, Boulder City, NV.