Jan Fryer – Counselor
Pastor Jan Fryer is a member of St. John’s Evangelical Congregational Church in Steelstown, PA, where he serves as the Visitation Pastor (part-time), a Sunday school teacher, a Bible study leader, and a choir member. He received an Associate degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences and a Bachelors degree in General Arts and Sciences from Penn State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Evangelical Seminary, and a Master of Law Enforcement Chaplaincy from the International Conference of Police Chaplains.
He was licensed to preach in the Evangelical Congregational Church in 1989 and served churches in Hazleton and Palmyra, PA. After retiring from full-time pastoral ministry, he worked as a 911 Dispatcher and an Emergency Medical Dispatcher.
Pastor Jan specializes in premarital, marriage, and divorce counseling and has been a DivorceCare facilitator for 33 years. He is a certified sexual assault counselor by the Pennsylvania Council Against Rape and has served as a hotline counselor with the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center. He serves as chaplain for the North Londonderry Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Troop H Bureau of Education and Instruction. He is certified in both peer and group Critical Incident Stress Management and has experience debriefing first responders, military veterans, and victims of disasters.
He holds a certificate in Psychological First Aid and is a member of the following organizations ServPA Disaster Response Team and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He and his wife, Kathy, have four children and six grandchildren and reside in Palmyra, PA.