Affiliate Professor in Christian Ministry and United Methodist Studies
M.Div.: Drew University
B.A.: SUNY at Old Westbury
Rev. Purkis-Brash is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She has served churches in New Jersey for over 30 years and is currently the Senior Pastor at Princeton United Methodist Church.
Jana began teaching at Palmer as an adjunct in 2004 and currently serves on the faculty as an affiliate. She teaches in the Christian Ministries area: Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling, Christian Education Electives, Practical Ministry Electives, and United Methodist Doctrine and Polity.
She values integrating extensive ministry experience and knowledge of a subject in the classroom. She is also committed to building community in the seminary experience for students, that they might flourish in the midst of a supportive community and learn the importance of building community in ministry.