From early in life, Janice has continually been involved in children’s ministry and teaching. In addition to being a homemaker and mother to four children, she has ministered in local churches as Sunday School teacher and in children’s outreach. She established the Club Feliz for neighborhood children in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and taught at Brasabola Bilingual School (La Ceiba, Honduras) and McMinn Central High School (Etowah, Tennessee). She was co-founder, with her husband, and served as director of the Casa Shalom Home for Children in Guatemala from 1986-1994. In Ecuador, Janice served as children’s teacher and tutor in the Agua Viva Ministries after-school child development program (Kids Club) as well as community organizer with women with whom she developed relationships and worked in a variety of projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Lee University, in addition to special certifications to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish.