Jana Troutman-Miller serves as priest associate at St. Mark’s offering spiritual direction, retreats, and occasionally preaches or presides at Wednesday Eucharist and other special services. As a spiritual director, she specializes in discerning God’s call for one’s life, stages of spiritual development, and the spiritual journey of grief and death.
Jana, who was ordained in another denomination, and her husband Randy began attending St. Mark’s in 2006, and soon after she began to feel the call to The Episcopal Church and to pursue holy orders as a priest. They were received into The Episcopal Church in 2010, and Jana was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 2014, with St. Mark’s as her sponsoring parish. Since that time Jana has served as priest and chaplain at Saint John’s On The Lake, a retirement community in Milwaukee, but still considers St. Mark’s her home, as does Randy who still attends.
In the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, Jana has served as a member and president of the Commission on Ministry, as the Title IV intake officer and is currently the president of the Standing Committee. She has served for 20 years as a professional health care chaplain in the areas of child, adolescent and adult mental health and addictions, acute care, and long-term care. She is a board-certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and is a former board of directors member for the organization and chair of the Commission on Certification and Professional Ethics Committee. She holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary, an Anglican Studies Certificate from Bexley Seabury Seminary, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from The Haden Institute and is now a member of its faculty.