Janelle Ibaven recently moved to Cambridge, MA to serve Harvard University as a Foursquare Chaplain. Originally from Pasadena, CA, Janelle graduated from Life Pacific College ('02) with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Following her college graduation, Janelle served as a youth minister in Los Angeles before relocating to Whidbey Island, Washington. During her ten years in the North West, she served as a Children's Pastor before assuming an Executive Pastor role, in which she pastored young adults and military families and facilitated community partnerships. In 2013, Janelle returned to Southern California with a team of two young adults to plant a church. For four years, Janelle mentored young leaders in Los Angeles and led a church that met throughout the city, introducing people to Jesus through conversation, community, and culture. Janelle is licensed and ordained through the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
In her free time, Janelle loves to explore new coffee shops and book stores. She is always ready to host a fiesta where people can make new friends and enjoy a home-cooked meal! She is grateful to be serving the students of Harvard University as their Foursquare chaplain, and is excited to be a part of the Cambridge community.