Jane was confirmed at North Decatur UMC and later joined Oak Grove UMC where she was active in Sunday school and the youth group while attending Lakeside High School. As a college student, Jane was a Camp Glisson counselor. She was also a youth ministry intern with Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Memphis TN while enrolled at Rhodes College. She went on to graduate from GA State University and earned an MDIV at Candler School of Theology.
A member of the North Georgia Conference since 1983, when she was ordained a deacon, followed by elder in 1985, Jane has served in a variety of ways in the Conference and local church. During her first appointment at Level Creek UMC in Suwanee, the congregation was named small membership church of the year. Subsequent appointments have included a stint as an associate pastor, Director of Development and Church Relations for the Foundation of Wesley Woods, lead pastor of Watkinsville UMC, Superintendent of the Augusta District and currently lead pastor for Rome 1st UMC.
Jane has served on the Boards of the United Methodist Children's Home, Aldersgate Homes and Paine College. Jane is currently Vice Chairperson of the North GA Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.