Jan is the author of the book, A Brain Tumor Changes Everything: Searching for the Shape of Mercy in a Suffering Season, A Mother’s Memoir (Wipf and Stock, 2021). Following a compelling medical narrative, and textured by contemplative Christian thinkers, this book is a helpful guide to those who want to “listen in” on the language of spiritual direction during times of pain and hardship. Jan holds a Master of Arts degree from Providence Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg. She has been a practitioner of spiritual direction since 2015, after completing a two-year training program from Christos Center for Spiritual Formation (Minneapolis, MN). Prior to that time, Jan spent ten years on staff at a large Winnipeg downtown church offering worship leadership. Jan is married to Norm, and they have three married children and a lively bunch of grandchildren. Her greatest love is family, and she delights in their company around a bustling dinner table.