Jan is the author of twenty books, and more than a thousand Bible studies and magazine articles. Many of her books are about spiritual formation: Invitation to the Jesus Life, Abundant Simplicity, Enjoying the Presence of God and When the Soul Listens.   Her Bible studies include the Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies as well as studies written for World Vision, Inc. and Compassion International.  

Jan also speaks frequently at retreats and conferences (including pastors retreats). She is the chair of Dallas Willard Ministries, one of the primary teachers at the School of Kingdom Living, and an adjunct professor at Hope International University, Azusa Pacific University and Denver Seminary.  

Jan has worked as a trained spiritual director for 20 years. She graduated from Ozark Christian College, Academy for Spiritual Formation, Stillpoint, and earned a D. Min. in Ignatian Spirituality & Spiritual Direction.

Experience With Dallas

Jan co-authored several books with Dallas:  Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice and Dallas Willard’s Study Guide to the Divine Conspiracy. Additionally she edited and compiled Hearing God Through the Year¸ a daily devotional book based on Dallas’s book, Hearing God. She did the initial compilation and editing of Dallas’s book Knowing Christ Today. The goal behind these efforts was to help people live into the ideas Dallas taught. Jan also assisted in his Fuller Seminary class, Spirituality and Ministry, from 2002-2012. She served on his Supervisory Council regarding speaking engagements (2001-2013). Jan and her husband Greg also met with Dallas and Jane on other matters.


Southern California



Abundant Simplicity, Quiet Day: Trusting God for Everything (Psalm 23), Hearing God, How to Love Your Difficult Neighbor (Living without Contempt)  (based on Dallas’s teaching in chapter 7 of The Divine Conspiracy on this topic with additional practice ideas, exercises and reflections), Enjoying the Presence of God, Meditation and Contemplation: Trusting God for Everything.