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Janis  Maxwell

Janis Maxwell

Director of Children and Youth Music Ministryoffice: 706-543-1442, x213

Janis Maxwell was born in North Carolina and raised in Georgia and South Carolina. She received degrees in music and journalism from the University of Georgia. Although Janis has known that she would be a youth choir director since she was 16 years old, her first job in Athens was at Provino’s Restaurant on Baxter Street! Janis grew up in the Baptist church and served in a Salvation Army Church and Disciples of Christ Church before joining the staff of our church in 1998. Janis loves the relational aspect of serving as a youth choir director and enjoys using music as a tool to open conversations about faith. Playing the organ and being a part of the Sunday morning worship service is her favorite way to worship. Janis and her husband Mark have three almost-grown children: Rush, Morgan, and Brooks. She loves reading, going to the beach, and would not turn down a chance to visit Italy.