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Janella (Jen) Hartsell

Janella (Jen) Hartsell

Vocal Ministry Leader

I grew up in Ohio, home of the Buckeyes! I have a Bachelor of Arts from Evangel University and have played piano and keys since age five—in other words, probably before you were born! I've been in numerous choirs and music groups in my life, have been married for 18 years, and have two young tween/teens. I love music, family time, football, and am so happy to be part of Christ Church!

What was your first job?
Cinnabon at the mall, sophomore in high school.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Vocal standards like Ella, Frank, Chet. Composers like Foster, Williams, Benoit. Lots of gospel and worship. And always something weird like *NSYNC or Earl Klugh or Lindsey Sterling.

What is a unique and quirky habit of yours?
Nobody gets to do the laundry but me because they do it wrong. And afterward, it must be hung on color coded hangers. I had better not see MY color hangers in YOUR closet. You have your own color, thank you very much.

What are your favorite family traditions?
Easter baskets, Easter morning family pictures, Easter church, Super Bowl Commercial Bingo, ice cream on the last day of school, and family movie nights.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Watching football, crocheting, and making yummy stuff in my kitchen.