Portrait of Author Jan ShultisJan Shultis is the author, artist, and voice at Before You Now. Jan is a military veteran and the founder of The Xena Project, a non-profit organization west of Houston dedicated to the mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of veterans, law enforcement and families. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Jan served around the world as a Public Affairs Officer, including in Afghanistan as an Army embed working in detention operations. Jan is a certified Peer Combat Care and Trauma Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Her teaching experience includes Leadership and Ethics as part of nation-wide training run by the Naval War College, at numerous state and regional conferences, and regular crisis intervention training to Houston law enforcement. She has previously worked in the animal welfare industry, and managed land and livestock in Texas. Her first book, Show Me the Light: Personal Ministry, One Decision at a Time, is due out in March 2019.

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