Jan is the founder and Executive Director of Good News Associates. The vision for the organization was born in 1998. Jan had left Wilmington College a year earlier to be faithful to the writing and speaking she felt called to do. During this adventure of changing careers, many people began to share the dreams of ministry hidden in their own hearts. It was clear to Jan that God’s Spirit was moving over many people—calling them to infuse the world with the love of God through their own giftedness and expertise. Yet, there were few vehicles available to encourage and support folks once they stepped out in faith.
It was also clear from Jan’s experience that to be successful in non-traditional ministry, individuals needed professional identity, ministry infrastructures, networking expertise, discernment and accountability to those also embarked on a similar path of obedience. So Jan and the founding Board of Directors formed Good News Associates to do just that. It was incorporated in the State of Washington as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to support Christian ministries in October 1998.
Jan is both the Executive Director of the organization and is an Associate in her own right.