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Meet Janae

Author ~ Speaker ~ Coach


Hi! I hope someday our paths cross, but until that day, here is a peek into my world.


I am most excited about propelling people forward into all that God has created them to be, which translates into helping people thrive in the areas where they are not.


Over the past 30 years, I have helped people step into their God-given potential through various means: ministry positions, organized and spoken at retreats and conferences, written a Bible study and a few books, helped my husband start a nonprofit called Family Builders, launched God’s Word Gives Hope devotional style blog, and have become a podcaster.


In 2019, I took a position as a Leadership Coach for Chick-fil-A and fell in love with the one-on-one concentrated efforts to help others excel. In 2022, I launched my private coaching business, JSC Life & Leadership Coaching, LLC, Certified.


Christ is my Center and family is my backbone. My husband of 30 years makes me a better person. He is my collaborator, companion, compass, cheerleader, coach, and he would like to think comedian. We have two amazing adult children, a daughter, Sydney and a son, Silas who play a significant role in who I am today.

Here are a few other mile markers along Janae's path:


  • Graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR with a Bachelor’s in Business Management.

  • Graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

  • Pastor of Adults at First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL.

  • Women’s Ministry Director and then Weekend Coordinator and then Team Development Director at South Shore Community Church, Sarasota, FL.

  • Leadership Coach, Chick-fil-A.

  • Guest Experience Team Coordinator at Crosspoint City Church, Cartersville, GA.

  • JSC Life and Leadership Coaching, LLC, ICF Certified Coach.

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