Rev. Jan Little is the senior minister at Fox Valley Unity in Batavia, Illinois. She completed a year sabbatical where she conducted transition work with eight ministries in the Great Lakes Region, represented the Unity movement as a chaplain at the renowned Chautauqua Institute in New York, did guest speaking, and led a contemplative retreat. She is also completing graduate work in Intercultural Relations at the University of the Pacific.
Before becoming a minister, Rev. Jan’s career was a unique combination of science and communications. She was a professional speaker, did radio & TV commercials, and training films. With a Chemistry and Atomic Physics background, she had her own training and consulting company that worked with high-end clients, executive boards and CEO’s from medical, technical and scientific companies and associations.
While in ministerial school at Unity Village, Rev. Jan received the school’s “Scholarship for Ministerial Excellence.” She also made voice recordings for The Daily Word for the blind and recorded radio commercials for the Association of Unity Churches and CD’s and audiotapes for various Unity programs.
As a master teacher who includes much laughter, creativity and lively interaction in her classes and workshops, Rev. Jan’s vision of ministry involves the concept of “team ministry” where dedicated individuals are recognized, trained, and empowered to create dynamic, loving, committed spiritual communities.
Rev. Michael Korpan returns to Unity of Fox Valley to serve as Co-Minister along with Rev. Jan Little. Rev. Korpan had previously served at Fox Valley in the role of Associate Minister. Recently he served as Associate Minister at Unity of Oak Park. At Fox Valley's November annual meeting, Rev. Korpan commented that "Rev. Jan always has been a big supporter of mine in every way going back to my days in the seminary. I look forward to working with her. The potential and the possibilities at Fox Valley are unlimited."
Rev. Korpan is both a Licensed Unity Teacher and an ordained Unity minister. He has published articles in Unity periodicals as well as is co-creator of Inside Tracks, a multi-faith meditation series. Furthermore, he is the creator, author and facilitator of two seminar series: Courage: Hidden in Plain View and Integral Christianity. Rev. Korpan’s education includes an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master of Divinity Degree from Unity Institute.