Matt Barr - Director of Susquehanna Valley Young Life: Jana has a solid grasp on youth culture, allowing her to easily relate the Gospel to real life. Her down to earth style combined with the spirited quality of her message makes it easy for Jana to connect with any audience.
Elizabeth Englebret – Krislund Camp Jana’s belief that to serve Christ is best done by serving others has always been an inspiration to me. Over the ten years we have known each other, she can still relate to me, and our relationship continues to be one of the most influential in my life.
Beth Halama - Former youth group member: Jana has been an inspiration in my life, both as a youth leader and a friend. I have repeatedly seen her place others before herself, an attribute I admire great. Her life is truly a testament of God's love and faithfulness.
Tanya Igou - Youth Worker - First Church Williamsport, PA Jana has a knack for presenting relevant Biblical message to teenagers. The students in our youth group were definitely encouraged, challenged and changed by her message! She is fun and engaging while simultaneously providing thought-provoking messages to which students whole-heartedly respond.
Harry Lesher - Former youth group member and student athlete: Jana has inspired everyone around her through her dedication, hard work, fun attitude, and loving nature. Personally speaking, she has brought me closer to God and helped me learn many things about myself. I will always be grateful to her as both a mentor and friend.
Lindsay Sfekas - Member of Women's Small Group Jana helped to fill a void in my life by leading me to deeper relationships with fellow Christians. As a young woman new to the college experience, she was a leader and friend during this period of growth and transition.She was never hesitant to share her own troubles and experiences with myself and the other girls in our Bible study. Jana is a true example of someone who is using God’s gifts to reach out to others, and has shown her love for us in truly unique and unforgettable ways.
Abby Stewart - Former student: Jana has been my mentor and discipler for over 10 years. Throughout this time, she has continually uplifted me in Christ, and encouraged me as I strive to seek Him.
Spencer Sweeting - Youth Pastor - First Church Williamsport, PA: Engaging students with God’s truth can be difficult. But Jana’s unique qualities of honesty, creativity and relevance resonate so clearly with teens, allowing her to bring the Word of God to life in their world. I can say without a doubt that my student ministry was blessed immensely by Jana.