Jan Mourning holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She has been a classroom teacher, administrator, and Coordinator of Staff Development in the Parkway School District and an Adjunct Professor at Maryville University.
Jan has been active in First Unity Church since 1997. She served on the Board of Trustees for six years, holding the offices of President and Vice-President She has served as First Unity Prayer Chaplain Coordinator and Trainer since 2007. Jan became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2010. She has taught countless classes and workshops at First Unity, conducted weddings and funerals, and led Sunday Services. After serving as Assistant Minister for approximately two years, Jan assumed spiritual leadership of the church upon Rev. Schmelig’s retirement. Jan was accepted into the Unity Field Licensing Program in 2016 and became a Licensed Unity Minister in 2018. Rev. Jan became an Ordained Unity Minister in 2020. She says, “I love this vibrant spiritual community, and I am honored to serve as minister of First Unity Church of St. Louis.”