Our theme for Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration speaks to the Company We Keep and focuses on welcoming and hospitality in community.
Chaplain Jan Fuller grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, where, by the time she was 22, she had lived through four Middle Eastern wars and had become an expert in artillery. She is bilingual in Arabic and English. She knows that respect between religions is necessary to the survival of the human race. As a young adult, she engaged in a long search for a spiritual home, and eventually settled in the Episcopal Church. Along the way she found many things to appreciate in lots of different spiritual communities. Jan is a certified trainer for Crucial Conversations, a way of using conflict to enhance conversation, and a graduate of Yale Divinity School. She is an experienced counselor and likes to laugh. Jan’s son, Sam, is a student at Radford University, and she lives in Burlington with her dog, Little Bit.