The Rev. Jane McCready Joins Imagine Board of Trustees

Rev. Jane McCready is Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street, New Providence, where she has been a member since 1996. She has a B.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and received her Master of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Prior to attending Seminary, Jane worked in New York City for the 55th Street Dance Theater Foundation at City Center Theater and as a Legal Assistant for 16 years.
Jane was introduced to Imagine in 2013 when she attended an Imagine Annual Breakfast. When her brother died suddenly when she was 11 there were no grief support organizations that existed which could have helped her. She felt instantly connected to the mission of Imagine and it has been an important part of her ministry. Faith Lutheran has hosted a number of education and support programs led by Imagine, and is recognized as a Good Mourning site. Through her ministry Jane has referred families to Imagine and members of her congregation serve as volunteers.
Jane currently serves as Chair of the Family Promise Union County Community Board; Chair of the New Providence-Berkeley Heights Interfaith Clergy Group; Chair, First Contact and Coordinator of the New Providence-Berkeley Heights Community Emergency Group.
Jane and her husband Gary lived in Westfield for 20 years where they raised their family, and currently reside in New Providence. She has been an active community volunteer and has been recognized for her leadership. In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys traveling, New York City, the theater, museums, music and sports.
Imagine is a free year-round peer grief support center located at 244 Sheffield Street, Mountainside, New Jersey, and serving all of Union County and beyond. Imagine serves children, young adults and parents/guardians who have had a parent, sibling, or child die. Support groups for caregivers of a person living with a life-altering physical illness are also available. If you are interested in learning more about Imagine please visit our website at or call 908-264-3100.

(above) The Rev. Jane McCready.