Janae grew up in the panhandle of Texas, with tumbleweeds, yellow grass, and Southern baptist roots.
When she moved to PA in 2013 to attend Temple University, she began volunteering with the New Life junior high ministry. In the fall of 2017, Todd asked her to move into a more formal role by coordinating the senior high Sunday school. She has been joyfully serving on the youth staff ever since! She has gone on missions trips with the youth group to London, Easton, Kentucky, and North Africa. She loves going on mission with the students, playing soccer by her own rules, watching students wrestle with scripture, and walking with them through the difficult and awkward world of being a teenager.
In her free time, Janae likes to hike, laugh with her husband Casey, have deep conversations, make music, and travel.