Janet Brown
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Janetbrown@agawamcong.com   

Janet Brown began in her current position as the Director of Children & Family Ministries in June of 2011. She seeks to teach and nurture faith in people of all ages, and prayerfully designs and leads programs that will meet the needs of our families. She spends time sharing God’s love with our community, in running the ACC Family Playgroup open to all Agawam families, as well as her work with the District Wide Support Team, a group of community members within the Agawam Public School District working to address the challenges in our community.

Janet grew up in Southwick, just down the road from the house she now lives in with her husband, Randy, son, Jaxson and daughter Madelyn. Before joining the ACC family, Janet worked in the after school community both locally and in the Boston metro area, supporting children and their families in their educational goals. Her career has encompassed several roles in the field of education, including Classroom Teacher, Program Coordinator, After School Program Director, Consultant and Family Educator.

She received her B.S. in Elementary Education and Creative Writing from Houghton College. While at Houghton, Janet let a mime ministry team in performances throughout the northeast and worked at a girl’s camp during the summer.

Outside of her duties at the church, Janet is very active in 4-H as a member of the Hampden County 4-H/Youth Fair Committee and works with local youth on their projects. She enjoys spending time with her son, friends and family, training her family’s two black Goldendoodles and helping her husband with the crops on their farm, honey and maple syrup.