Jan is a native Calgarian and, although she moved away for 24 years, when she returned to Calgary in 2006, she felt that she had come home. She and Jim have been married over 25 years and have a blended family with seven children and 13 grandchildren.
When returning to Calgary, Jan wanted to meet new friends and decided that joining St. Peter's CWL would be a way to build new relationships. She has always been involved in the parishes that she belonged to in various capacities. When she joined St. Peter's, she decided that she would take a break, just pay her membership, and not be an active member. So, she told herself. Well, it wasn't long before Jan accepted the role of Treasurer.
She didn't really know what the CWL was all about until she became a member of her council's executive. She was Treasurer for four years; then agreed to become President Elect in 2010 and served as President from 2011 – 2013. By attending the Calgary regional meetings and diocesan fall meetings and conventions, she soon realized that the CWL isn't geared only around her local council, but throughout the diocese, province and country!
Jan attended her first National Convention in Edmonton in 2012 after a resolution presented by St. Peter's CWL was adopted at both the diocesan and provincial conventions. From then on, her involvement and love of the League has grown. She has served on Diocesan Council since 2013, including roles as Secretary, Communications Chair and President Elect; and has been serving as President since 2019.
After a 14-year career in the oil and gas industry, Jan works part-time at St. Peter’s Church as a receptionist and is active in various ministries there as well. She loves to spend time with her family; and to travel, which includes pilgrimages to France, Medjugorje and the Holy Land.
Jan's goal as Diocesan President is to be a servant leader of the Calgary Diocesan Council, and to assist councils and council presidents and help them grow. She asks for your prayers to help her reach this goal.
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