Jan was born and raised in Calgary and is proud to call herself a native Calgarian. She moved to Vancouver Island in 1982, but returned to Alberta in 1995, and finally back to home to Calgary in 2006. She is married to Jim, has three children, four step-children, and twelve grandchildren. In their spare time, Jim and Jan love to travel, whether it’s to visit their children and grandchildren, or to fly off to explore other countries.
Jan works full time at an oil and gas company in Calgary. She is also very active at St. Peter’s in Calgary, serving as Extra-ordinary Minister of Communion, Sacristan, and sits on other parish committees as well.
Jan became a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Women’s League in 2006, and has held positions on her parish executive. She has recently completed her 4th year as a Diocesan Officer, the 1st 2 years as Diocesan Secretary, and most recently as Diocesan Communications Chair. At the 95th Calgary Diocesan Convention in May, 2017, she became Diocesan President-Elect/Organization. Jan states “The CWL has been a blessing to me, and I’m grateful for the gifts I have received and pray I will continue to be ‘Inspired by the Spirit’. I am excited about the upcoming years and by ‘Responding to God’s Call’, I will do my very best in serving Calgary Diocesan CWL, with God’s help."