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Hi I'm Jan.

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, a skier, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Mine is a life that is busy and fulfilling. I attended college and graduate school, then worked and traveled for several years before I married and became the mother of three children. We have seven wonderful grandchildren whom we see often. We all enjoy the many outdoor opportunities our beautiful state of Colorado has to offer. I continue to work professionally with over fifty children, teaching them privately, usually one-on-one. My family and I are involved in our community, especially in providing children's books for shelters, schools and other settings.

Why I am a Mormon

For years I had planned to become a Director of Christian Education in another faith. As I contemplated marriage while in college, I knew that I wanted to be more certain and committed to what I believed. I began to study several other faiths. While trying to help a friend who was LDS (a Mormon), I was more willing to learn about her church. I found that I had many erroneous misconceptions. I also learned that I could know, through sincere study, prayer and fasting, that the scriptures were true. I put the Book of Mormon to that test. After applying significant study for many weeks, accompanied by prayer and fasting, I came to know without question that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored Church of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This knowledge has changed my life, and for that I am deeply grateful.

How I live my faith

My forty-year plus membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought me much joy and reassurance. I have most often served by teaching the young children, especially those ages three and four. Currently, I am in charge of serving the women of our congregation and overseeing many programs: education, welfare, etc. I love the ongoing opportunities to learn more about Jesus Christ and the service experiences our church affords, both within our church and in our community. I also treasure the examples of Christ-like love that I so often see in the lives of the members of our congregation.