The Venerable Jane Miron was born and raised in the Mennonite Church and was the daughter of a Mennonite minister. Jane and her husband (who was raised in a Jewish family and later served as a minister in the Mennonite church) and children joined St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Pa. in 1986. After serving as a Vestry member, Junior Warden and in other roles at St. Thomas, Jane began to feel a tug toward ordained ministry. She was ordained to the permanent diaconate in February of 2005. In 2011, Jane retired from a career as first an elementary school and then a middle school history teacher.
In 2013 she served a Jubilee Officer for the Diocese and then on April 15, 2014, in response to Bishop Baxter’s request, she relinquished her Jubilee Officer position and was installed as Archdeacon for Deacons for the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. “I am very excited to be working with the deacons in our diocese and I am looking forward to further developing diaconal ministry.”
When not involved in church-related work, she spends her time with her grandchildren, reading, being with people, bicycling, writing skits and whatever else seems like fun. Her family includes her husband, David, an instructional facilitator in comparative religion at Elizabethtown College and coordinator of clergy and congregational care for the Samaritan Counseling Center in Lancaster, two children, Hannah and Nick, two grandchildren, Sierra and Christian and a not very well behaved cat.