Blondel Jones-Grant was born on the island of Antigua and grew up in Bronx, New York. She is a retired Registered Nurse from Mount Sinai West Hospital.
For over fifty years, Blondel has been a member of the United Moravian Church. She has served the church in many areas as youth leader, Sunday School teacher, the Board of Elders, and many other Committees. She was passionate about beginning a health ministry at United through the women’s group, which to date has a collaboration with Mount Sinai Hospital.
Blondel participates in the life of the congregation as much as she can, and involvement in the local church has also brought her to serve in the Moravian Church Northern Province. She is a past member of the Eastern District Executive Board, and was the New York, New Jersey, Toronto regional representative of that board. She is greatly interested in the Women’s group of the Moravian Church and served as the Vice President of the Eastern Region Moravian Women for twelve years. At the recent Synod of the Eastern District of the Moravian Church, she was elected to serve on the Spiritual Formation Team.
Moravian Open Door in New York City, which is a transitional housing facility, is one of her favorite and most satisfying services to the church, and to the homeless community. She is currently the President of its Board of Directors.
Blondel’s longtime involvement in many aspects of church life eventually prompted her to enroll in the Crossroads Lay Ministry program of Moravian Theological Seminary. In the program she completed the required courses, thus giving her more insight into church leadership. The scripture that she says guides her is: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.