Janice Bros

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Jan is the lead pastor/church planter of Abbey Way Covenant Church. Graduating from Bethel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies, she completed her education receiving a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary in 1997. She worked at Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove, Minnesota for many years, both as a lay leader and as member of the senior pastoral staff as the Pastor of Pastoral Care. Jan is an ordained to Word and Sacrament as a minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). She currently serves on the Committee for Ministerial Standing in the Northwest Conference (ECC). Jan is gifted in facilitating dialogue about dying well and Christ centered death rituals and loves to do workshops and creative group work when asked. She received training as a spiritual director at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation and Shalem Institute and strives to integrate spiritual formation/direction into all aspects of leading ministry. Jan is married to Bob and live in Mounds View. Together they have four grown children, Jess, James, Isaac and John; one "favorite" son-in-law, Andy; two daughter-in-laws Amber and Connie; seven beautiful grandchildren, Jorden, Samuel, Teagan, Kensington, Mason, Isabelle and Aida; and a playful Miniature Schnauzer named Porter. In her free time, Jan loves to hike, bike, quilt, garden, create and deliver Meals on Wheels to our neighbors in northeast Minneapolis and St. Anthony Village.

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel University - Organizational Studies, 1992
  • Bethel Seminary - Master of Divinity, 1997

Courses Taught

Celebrations of the Christian Life Cycle

Certificates and Licenses

Christos Center of Spiritual Formation, Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Spiritual Direction Program, 1988 - 1990 

Shalem Center for Spiritual Formation, Washington D.C, Facilitation of Group Spiritual Direction Program, 2000 - 2003 

Spiritual Direction Supervision Training - North Park Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, 2017 



"Taking your children to school and kissing your wife goodbye. Eating lunch with a friend. Trying to do a decent day's work. Hearing the rain patter against the window. There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hiddenly, always leaving you room to recognize or not to recognize... Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." -- Frederick Buechner, Now and Then