From Ministry Leaders:
"We found Jan to be just what we needed in our lives this Christmas, 2009. After a difficult year for most, we felt we needed humor and a light-hearted message for the women at our church and their guests at our Christmas Tea, 'Merry and Bright.' Jan's heartbeat pulsed with energetic life from our stage. While using her hilarious props at times and then weaving her deepest life's challenges around the hope we find in Christ, we shared intiamte moments that we could all relate to. The message of Jesus Christ as Savior was clear, and we had many women respond with a renewed passion to follow Him. From the ease of picking her up at the airport to the instant flow of conversation, I realized Jan would be able to communicate well. Her style is fresh, deeply moving, yet has that bright humorous touch which brings the spirit of Joy to life.
Sumer Hahn, Women's Ministry Director, Clairemont Emmanuel, San Diego, CA
"Warehouse Christian Ministries (Roseville CA) was honored to have Jan Coleman as our guest speaker for our annual Women's Christmas program (December 2009). Jan was funny, inspiring, honest and thought provoking, all wrapped up in an amazing ball of energy! Her presentation had our ladies alternating between laughter and quiet reflecton on the true spirit of Christmas. We would ask her back again in a heartbeat! Marilyn Strong, Director Women's Ministries
"Jan spoke at our spring retreat on "Savor the Moment," and the reviews from the 280 women were unanimous, Jan was one of the best speakers we have had in 29 years! Should you need a speaker to wake up your group, this is the gal for you. She is a talented professional who demonstrates God's hand upon her life with grace, humor and deep spiritual foundation."
Toni Horvath, Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, CA
"You were, without a doubt, a huge hit with our ladies. On each and every one, you were mentioned with such praise and love. The message you brought to the ladies was exactly what we needed to hear for our theme of Becoming a Woman of Courage. We will never forget your props, witty personality and your characters. Thank you for being such a woman of God and having the courage on an impromptu basis to join our cast for the evening entertainment. We enjoyed you."
Steering Committee, Bear Creek Community Church, Lodi, CA
"Everyone loved your sense of humor, the way you took ordinary, sometimes painful experiences and turned them into God experiences. They were transformed by your challenge to always look for God in every situation. To take the 'stinking thinking' out of our lives and be more positive. Many of the women now understand that the expectations we put on ourselves are not from God.
So many are still talking about your crazy karaoke performances. They were so blessed by your willingness to stay up and have fun with the rest of us. It's not Saturday Night Fever anymore, it's SATURDAY NIGHT JAN."
---Cindy Sims Crossroads Bible Church, San Jose, CA
"You were wonderful, and our multi-generational church (teenagers to the young at heart) really enjoyed you and your hats that went along with your presentation. You were energetic and entertaining, and yet you brought a message that touched the heart. As you talked about the hats we all wear, we were totally caught up in your humor, identifying with your life, learning about how the God that caught your attention and helped you, could also do the same for each of us. If you need a recommendation, let me know."
Judy Frye, Rocklin Community Covenant Church
From the Women Who Hear Jan Speak
"You made us laugh. You made us cry. You made our weekend. Thanks so much. Susan
"I got so much out of the message. it revisited some issues with joy that I have. Best speaker for me in years." Michelle
"Jan, your honesty has a quality that blesses others. I enjoyed every minute of your talk and loved your visuals." Rosa
"What can I say? You really encouraged me to take off my mask and reframe my situation." Natalie
"I loved your personality and unique way of relating God's love for us." Missie
"I loved you, sharing and teaching us so many lessons in life. I am 80 years old, and I'm still learning every day." Shannon
"You had the right message for this retreat. Thanks for your words of spiritual wisdom." Dawn
"I am going to strive to keep my God-colored glasses on, and to let go of my hurts." Jessica
"Thank you for helping me become a gladfinder. I needed that." Darlene