Meet your Host

Teresa Janzen

Teresa Janzen is a storyteller, speaker, coach, and African explorer. Currently living in sub-Saharan Africa, Teresa ignites a global conversation with guests from around the world on a variety of 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.

Teresa is a Board-Certified Master Mental Health Coach (BCMMHC) and train the trainer for Trauma healing. She’s also an oral Bible study teacher and adjunct professor at Nile Theological College in Juba, South Sudan. Janzen 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 (M.Ed.) in Instructional Design and Technology from West Texas A&M, in Canyon, Texas.

Married to Dan, together they have eight adult children and many grandchildren scattered throughout the USA. Connect with Teresa Janzen at and on the DrawnOnwarD podcast on your favorite platform.