Jann was born in York and raised in Jacobus and Loganville. After graduation from Dallastown HS in 1969 she attended Grove City College. She worked in the family shoe business Mt. C Shoes, until closing in 2007. She took piano lessons from 1st through 11th grade and at age 13 received a crash course in organ playing and pedals from her grandfather, a retired organist/choir director. She has been supply organist since then until coming to Christ Church.
She lives with her husband, Bob, in New Bridgeville and has 3 sons and 4 grandsons. Her favorite scripture is Psalm 34 and her life verse is Micah 6:8 "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."