Jessica Yalung

Jessica was born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. Her family moved to Blacksburg for her senior year of high school. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2008 with a degree in Human Development. The summer after graduation Jessica married Justin and moved to join him in North Carolina and in 2010 she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from NC State. After the birth of their first child they moved back to Blacksburg in 2012 to be closer to her family, Hokie football, and the small town they love. Jessica and Justin have two little boys, Ezra and Micah. They love spending time outside, Sunday drives, and visiting little old towns in the mountains.

In July of 2016, Jessica became the Children’s Ministry Assistant. Jessica is excited for the opportunity to serve the Lord and work with the children and families of Northstar. She looks forward to sharing her faith and the love God has for each of Northstar’s children. Jessica is also excited about her new role as Northstar Reserve Building Manager. She is excited for Northstar to have a consistent presence in downtown Blacksburg and for the potential this new space has to bless Northstar ministries, other area churches and campus ministries, and the people of Blacksburg.

Jessica is the Volunteer Coordinator & Financial Secretary on the staff at Northstar. Visit our leadership page to get to know the rest of the team.

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Posts by Jessica Yalung

Orange Conference 2017: A First-Timer’s Perspective

Blog, Children's Ministry

Recently, Northstar’s Children’s Ministry staff had the privilege of attending the Orange Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Both Aaron and Julie have attended the Orange Conference in the past. But this year was my first time. The conference far exceeded my expectations! From the minute we showed up to the minute we left, the entire conference area was filled with high …

How We Christmas


Christmas Day will be here in only a few days, but for our family the celebration of Christmas starts at the beginning of November. No, we are not “those people” who can’t even let October finish before putting up decorations and turning up Christmas carols. For us, the first of November marks the day that we make our Thankful Tree—on the …