Foundation Announces March Lunch and Learn

Foundation Announces March Lunch and Learn

March 15, 2021

All clergy are invited to attend this excellent event!  Information below: 

Topic: The Suffering of the Clergy in Their Role as Spiritual Leader

Date: March 25th, 12pm

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Clergy experience suffering through our roles as spiritual leaders.  Suffering reflects the lack of validation:  we question our own meaningfulness.  Greater healing results as clergy work with God to create our own meaning.  When we integrate the suffering for deeper faith and enhanced gifts for spiritual leadership, then we have “wrestled a blessing” from the difficult circumstances.

Bio:  Janice Japp grew up on a farm in Washington County, Nebraska.  After her degree in Accounting at UNL, she earned her CPA designation and worked 5 years as an internal auditor while wandering in the wilderness of east Texas.  After hearing the call toward representative ministry, Janice graduated from Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University, Dallas) with a Master of Divinity degree and later from Wesley Seminary, Washington DC, with a Doctor of Ministry.  Her D.Min project was “Crisis or Kairos?  The Suffering of the Clergy in Their Role as Spiritual Leader.”  Janice is married to Dr. Ed Mantler, a family practice physician.  Their two young adult children are flying the coop for careers in accounting and law.  Janice has served congregations in Douglas and Sarpy counties since 1990.  Currently she is the Donor Support Director for Camp Fontanelle.  Janice is also certified as a Spiritual Director.