Jan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the
University of Missouri, St. Louis. She has been a classroom
teacher, administrator, and Coordinator of Staff Development
in the Parkway School District and an Adjunct Professor
at Maryville University.
Jan has been active in First Unity Church since 1997.
She served on the Board of Trustees for six years, holding
the offices of President and Vice-President She has
served as First Unity Prayer Chaplain Coordinator and
Trainer since 2007. Jan became a Licensed Unity Teacher
in 2010. She has taught countless classes and workshops
at First Unity, conducted weddings and funerals, and
led Sunday Services. After serving as Assistant Minister
for approximately two years, Jan stepped up to assume
spiritual leadership of the church upon Rev. Schmelig's
retirement. She says, "I love this vibrant spiritual
community, and I am honored to serve as the spiritual
leader of First Unity Church."