When Jan was initially called to the ministry, she was a high school science teacher. She entered seminary and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, where she’s currently enrolled in Columbia’s Doctor of Ministry.
She has led the Carrollton Presbyterian congregation since 2004, and before that served Greenville Presbyterian Church in Meriwether County for three years. From there she was chaplain to the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation for four years.
Jan is married to Jerry Tolbert, a Coweta County native. Jerry is also an ordained elder in the PCUSA and an active Habitat for Humanity volunteer and board member. As a family they enjoy travel, reading and music.
Jan Fun Facts:
Favorite Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Favorite Potluck Supper Dish: Bean Salad with vinegar and oil dressing. Not sure what it is called but I eat it like it’s going out of style.
How do you see God at work in the world today? When I see these people here taking up their cross and following – making decisions in matters of life and faith that are less about the individual, and more about the community and the world.