Janet has been involved with CSI Ministries since 2006. She has served as a team leader as well as being a team member. She enjoys the small house project but has also visited schools, helped with a VBS, and played games with the students at Pringle. The small house project allows Janet to go into Highgate and the surrounding communities making new friends on every trip! She was also on the first Jamaica Great Banquet team. Since becoming active in CSI Ministries, Janet is more aware of God’s plan for her life. She is more focused on the needs of others and tries to help whenever she can. Serving in Jamaica has certainly become a passion in her life!
Janet has worked at Northwestern School Corporation for 30 years. She has served as an instructional assistant, a library secretary, and currently in her all-time favorite position as Extra-Curricular Secretary for the high school and middle school. Her current responsibilities include accounting for athletics, clubs, etc. She also works with the high school principal and substitute teachers. Retirement is on the horizon as of June 30, 2016. Janet graduated from Kokomo High School in 1969, going into the force for Herbert Moore, Public Accountant, followed by five years at Union Bank and Trust attaining the role of assistant branch manager.
Janet is a member of Chapel Hill Christian Church in Kokomo, Indiana. She serves on the First Impression Team, works with toddlers, and is co-chair of the mission committee. She is involved in the Kokomo Great Banquet, has taught Sunday School and VBS, and served as vice president of a women’s group. She has served as a class sponsor at Northwestern High School. Currently, she is pursuing being a mentor with Bridges Outreach in Kokomo, tutoring elementary children. She enjoys Beth Moore Bible studies with a group of friends from various churches!
Janet is married to C. William (Bill) Lovelace. Bill and Janet were high sweethearts and have been married for 45 years. They are the parents of Chad (Cheri), Brian (Kris), and Adam (Ciara). They are very much involved in the lives of their grandchildren Brayden, Will, Molly, Hannah, Blake, Mady, and Owen who seem to play every sport offered!!! Chad lives in Lafayette while the rest of the family resides near Kokomo.
There is an awesome story connected with the Lovelace involvement with CSI. Gary Stout, an elder in Janet’s former church, went to Jamaica on a mission hoping to revive the mission program at the church. Gary passed away in Jamaica on that trip and never got to see dream fulfilled. Seeing the pictures of his trip, pricked Janet’s heart to go and serve in Jamaica. Gary’s dream was fulfilled in that church and many, many others as well!