Teresa Janzen

Blessed to be a Blessing!

Writer, speaker, teacher, African explorer,
and overall word enthusiast

Teresa Janzen engages big issues and extends an invitation to thoughtful dialogue on serious topics. More than 20 years of experience in non-profit administration and global ministry ignites a passion for missional living and drives her to share stories that inspire people to action, joy, and gratitude.

Janzen works in South Sudan at ACROSS in the role of Senior Advisor for Partner Relations and Strategic Development and adjunct professor at Nile Theological College where she equips oral traditional learners with skills and tools to pursue their ministerial calling.

Janzen is an oral Bible study teacher and holds a B.S. and TESOL certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and a Master’s in Education in Instructional Design and Technology from West Texas A&M, in Canyon, Texas. She is also a Board Certified Master Mental Health Coach (BCMMC) and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Frequently Requested Topics:

  • Stepping Off the Path – Dare to take that next step – even when you can’t see where it leads.
  • Trust and Obey – Easier said than done.
  • Worship Beyond – Engage your creative side as a form of worship.
  • Recreating Eden in an Imperfect World – communing with God where you are.
  • Parenting Adults – how to love your adult children in any circumstance.


Life Repurposed, chapter author: Requalified by Grace, Publisher: Faith Creativity Life Books, April 12, 2021

She Writes for Him: Stories of Living Hope, chapter author: Building Fairytale Castles, Publisher: Romans 8:28, March 16, 2021

christian devotions logoTeresa contributes devotional writing to Christian Devotions. Visit her author page here.

Guest Appearances

Heart Pocket Podcast

Turning the Page on Suicide


woman greeting children

Teresa’s alma mater, West Texas A&M, featured her unusual path to a Master’s credential in a recent article, “Climbing a Second Mountain” on June 7, 2019.

“Teresa Janzen’s Story” – published on MedicalMission.com.

“A Long Road to South Sudan” published in Kuyper College News, Fall 2016