DeHaven Fund/Meet Jane DeHaven
Jane is described by her family as an immensely kind yet strong woman of deep faith. She was an active leader in her church, First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Over the years, she served as President, elder, youth leader, choir member, and children's Sunday School teacher. She was instrumental in starting and leading the church's Wednesday night LOGOS ministry. Jane was the founding director of the LOGOS ministry and served in that role until her death in early 2014. But her love and passion for LOGOS did not end with her local church. Jane served as a volunteer training leader for GenOn Ministries, sharing her passion and excitement for LOGOS with other churches.
Jane strongly believed in the LOGOS understanding of call to ministry. She encouraged others to find that thing that the world needs and that you love to do, and it will fill you and feed you, because you will find your deepest connection to God within it. Through Jane's work and through LOGOS and her ministry at First Christian Church, she lived out her understanding that we are all needed. Everyone has something to offer - and not matter how small it might seem, nothing is insignificant in life with one another.
Relationships were the foundation of life for Jane and that is what LOGOS is all about. She was deeply committed to LOGOS as a ministry that nurtures children and youth and she understood how this ministry can change and impact the church as a whole.
In 2014, Jane passed away after a hope-focused and courageous battle with cancer. We honor her memory and her passion for LOGOS through the DeHaven Grant Fund so that churches in need can receive training, support, and resources to start and/or sustain their own intergenerational ministries and get the funding help to do so.