Jan recently retired from serving as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian church in West Des Moines for nine years. She has traveled in Central and South America (Peacemaking PC(USA)), Europe, Israel, Egypt, Russia and recently returned from Romania. She describes herself as more of a traveler than a tourist. Jan is passionate about people and hearing their stories, yard work, hiking, two daughters and two granddaughters and staying off line to read and reflect. She has an undergraduate degree from UT Dallas, a Master of Divinity from Dubuque Theological Seminary and has done doctoral work at United Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota.
Jan is well known in our presbytery. Several members of our congregation have approached me and shared that they know her and are excited she is coming to Westminster.