About Jane

Jane grew up in Des Moines and in the Lutheran Church where she discovered she had a knack to "make church fun."  She moved to Chicago in the early 80s, just after college, to pursue improv and stand-up comedy.  She moved to LA in the later 80's to continue these pursuits.  In her adult life she found her spiritual home in the United Methodist Church and after a surprising call in the desert on Good Friday (really!) she transitioned into ordained ministry, with a desire to continue developing her passions and gifts for comedy and fun-making for the church and faith walk.  She graduated from the Claremont School of Theology in 1996.  There she created an improv troupe of seminarians called Angelic Residue; they played improv games with scripture and were a huge hit everywhere we went (not to brag - thanks goes to God!).  She's served churches in West Los Angeles, Appleton WI, San Luis Obispo and last year was appointed to take a first stab at creating a full-fledged Comedy Church in Toluca Lake (next to Burbank).  That experiment has ended and she's currently on "family leave" caring for her parents in Waverly and continuing her pursuit of building new bridges between comedy and theology.  She's presently writing a blog that explores the Bible from a comic angle, The Comic Lens, as well as developing, producing and performing a unique variety show entitled, The Bible Cabaret:  A Comedy and Music Review Starring the Old and New Testaments.   Jane is also serving as the regular “guest preacher” for two Iowa UMC’s, in Volga and Arlington.  In her spare time she collects polyester pant suits and figures out how to connect dots.