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 has been married to Jim over 25 years and they have a blended family with seven children and 12 grandchildren, with more grandchildren on the horizon.
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, diocesan fall meetings and conventions, she quickly 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 was appointed Diocesan Secretary in 2013, accepted the role of Communications Chair in 2015, and let her name stand for President Elect in 2017.
Jan recently retired after working for an oil and gas company in Calgary for 14 years. She remains active in various ministries at St. Peter's Parish, and spends as much time with her family as she can. She has been blessed to be able to travel on three pilgrimages through France, Medjugorje and, most recently, the Holy Land.
Jan's goal as Diocesan President is to be a servant leader of the Calgary Diocesan Council, to assist parish councils and their presidents and help them grow. She asks for your prayers to help her reach this goal.
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