Rev. Jan Bolerjack, Senior Pastor at Riverton Park United Methodist Church in Tukwila, is firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest. With triple careers in education, nursing and ministry, she brings a holistic approach to working with this community. Rev. Jan holds a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology and loves diving deep into scripture to uncover relevant meaning and even to challenge some beliefs that have been used to hold people down over the centuries. A lover of progressive theology and thought, she brings her interest in social justice-making and restorative healing both to the pulpit and the street. In her current appointment, she has created an extensive homeless ministry, at times housing up to 60 people (including 25 children) in and around the church building. “No warm, dry, secure space should sit empty while people sleep outside.” You can often find her at community meetings, speaking to community leaders, or strategizing to change unjust systems. Or you may find her holding a baby – any baby – or in the church yard playing catch with a young child, or at a table discussing school work with a teen. Rev. Jan’s love of people and hope for the future is evident in the life she leads. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry.