Thank you to Rev. Robert K. Chambers, for agreeing to serve as our Interim Rector.
Meet Our Deacon
The Rev. Jan Halstead began her ministry with Christ Episcopal Church as Deacon on September 1, 2013.
Jan is a bivocational deacon. Her role in the church is to bring the concerns of the world to the church and to call the church to respond. She serves on the board of directors for Hill Country Community Ministries, as a spiritual advisor for the governance committee of Honduras Good Works. Jan also works with the Tiny Chapel as it goes out to the community.
Jan’s background is in public schools and counseling. She began her career as a Speech Therapist. She served as an Educational Diagnostician, Director of Special Education, and as the Executive Director of Special Programs. Jan always saw her career in public schools as serving students with different learning needs and being a voice to champion them. She left the school district in 2008 and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Cedar Park. She works primarily with people dealing with grief and with Flatwater Foundation, who provides counseling services for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Jan graduated from Midwestern State University with a BSE in Speech and Language Therapy and a Master of Education. She attended Texas State University where she received additional training in school administration and counselling. Jan attended Iona School for Ministry in preparation for ordination.