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Jan Braden, St. John’s Director of Music, has been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for 15 years. She and her husband Kevin have two sons, Michael, age 28, and Matthew, age 20. They also have a 9 month-old granddaughter, Kensington. Jan grew up in South Dakota, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and has been in the Omaha area since 1980. After college, she was the Instrumental Music Director at West Point Public Schools, West Point, NE for three years. She also spent 8 years at the Joslyn Art Museum, where she organized musical events, such as Bagels and Bach, and started Jazz on the Green. Since 1994, she has served as the Executive Director of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras. In addition, she maintains a small piano studio in her home.
Jan currently serves on the Liturgical Worship Committee and the Building Committee, heads the Contemporary Worship Team and has served for 10 years on the St. John’s Council. In addition, she leads St. John’s Praise Band, Exultation, and the Jr. Praise Band, Joyful Noise.