Janelle has been involved in all kinds of churches in all kinds of places, and loves to be part of what God is doing in communities through the local church.
She got her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and Communications at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and now has her Master of Theological Studies from Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo.
She spent her summers as a teenager and young adult working at kids' camps, and was a campus ministry intern with The Navigators at the University of Calgary. Those roles taught her that mentoring and building friendships with kids, youth, and students is always an honour and adventure.
Janelle has also worked as a copy editor and barista, so she enjoys grammar and expensive coffee, as well as playing musical instruments and writing creatively.