Pastors and Staff
Jan, pronounced “yahn,” (as in “never beyond grace” or “yarn” with a Boston accent) moved to Boston in July, 2009 with his family to plant a church. Pastor Jan was born in Estonia, but grew up in the great state of Rhode Island. He graduated with a triple major in International Relations, Business Economics, and Slavic Studies from Brown University, in Providence, RI. After working a couple years as an analyst, Jan devoted several years to studying theology and the Scriptures. In May 2009, he graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree, focusing in Advanced Biblical studies. He holds a ThM degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry from Westminster Theological Seminary. Pastor Jan has also completed a church planting residency with Fellowship Associates and a pastoral residency with the Ockenga Fellows Institute. Most importantly, however, Jan loves Jesus, his beautiful wife Tanya, and their four daughters Sophia, Elizabeth, and Ekaterina, and Milana.
Shane was born in Chicago and raised in Fulton, Illinois – a small Dutch community along the mighty Mississippi river. His childhood was filled with church, fishing, baseball, and lots of adventure. In 2004, he finished his undergrad in Computer Graphic Design, and the following year married Kelly, the love of his life! After college, Shane started his career at an ad agency, but within a few months God called him to be a pastor instead. After spending a few years in the design world, he quit his job to attend seminary. In 2010 Shane completed a Master of Divinity degree and spent a few years serving at a large church in the Quad Cities, Iowa. After a providential trip to New England in September of 2012, God called Shane, Kelly and their son Owen, to move from the Midwest to the great city of Boston, and join the mission of Mosaic! Since then, they have also welcomed Nora into their family.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CONNECTIONS Director
A native New Englander, Kara moved to Boston after stints in New York City and Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to working in ministry, she is a freelance reporter focusing on the intersection of religion, politics and culture. Kara graduated with her bachelor's in Media, Culture and the Arts in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in theology.
Caleb was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated in 2017 with his Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music. Caleb plays rugby with MIT and is a guitarist and vocalist for his band, The Fine Print. Caleb married his high school sweetheart, Jerissa, in July, 2017.
DIRECTOR OF MINI MOSAIC
Hailing from the sunshine state, Raquel was brought up with a love for vocal performance, writing and photography. She earned her B.A. in Media Communication Studies and minored in Spanish at the Florida State University before moving to Boston in 2012. Raquel worked in advertising and volunteered as the assistant director of Mini Mosaic until 2016, when she moved abroad to teach in Madrid, Spain. She returned to Boston in summer 2017 to work more closely with families here.
Tyler was born and raised just outside of Trenton, New Jersey but moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Tyler was moved to serve the youth of Boston, and helped start Mosaic Teens in October of 2015. Tyler is now pursuing his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in order to be best prepared to serve the youth he works with.