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Occupation Pasteure/Traductrice
Location France
Introduction My name is Jane Stranz. I was born and brought up in Britain and am an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church, a small non-conformist church. For over 10 years I worked as a parish minister in the Eglise Réformée de France in Dunkerque, Chambéry and Ferney-Voltaire. Fom July 2002 to October 2011 I led the language service of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Currently I'm working on a two year mission on ecumenical relations, inter-religious dialogue and inter-cultural ministry with the Fédération Protestante de France based in Paris. It's going to be exciting and a steep learning curve. I'm married to Stephen Brown a journalist, researcher and theologian who works at Gobethics.net. Over the next two years we'll see how we manage a commuting marriage between Paris and Ferney Voltaire. Since 1999 I've been living with multiple sclerosis, sounds rather noble but really means I just live in denial and inject interferon b three times a week and count myself very lucky to live in a country with a great health care system.
Interests Theology, ecumenism, liturgy, calligraphy, translation, cooking, reading, people, gardening, wine, psychology, origami, laughing
Favorite Books The Poisonwood Bible, Fugitive Pieces, Pride and Prejudice, La plus que Vive, Un long dimanche des fiancailles, A History of Reading, Feier des Lebens