Janet attended California Polytechnic State, then extension courses from Indiana State and Vincennes University while employed at NAD Crane. She accomplished most of her work toward an Associates degree in Biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute and took other training as needed at Peoria Christian School. She has taught Children's Church, Bible school and Sunday school for 40 years. She has led groups of a few to a hundred. She specializes in writing and illustrating true Missionary stories and Bible stories. She developed a four year art curriculum for Peoria Christian School. She taught High School art and volunteered as teacher for the elementary Art club after school hours. She retired to nurse her husband back to health after a 2004 kidney transplant.