Born in Richland Center, Janet Hopper grew up in Viola through the sixth grade. She comes from a large family and they lived on a farm on a hill. As an adult, Janet joined the Air Force, married, had children, and lived in Indiana and Florida. As the only sibling who was single and able to make the move, Janet moved back to Richland Center in 2007 to take care of her mother.
Always interested in women’s ministry, Janet earned her Master of Arts in Christian Education and Women’s Ministry. Her bachelor’s degree is in adult education. She’s used the principles she learned in every job and is passionate about helping women get back on their feet. Caring for women is a service that was also important to Janet’s mother, Mary, who was a midwife even before the first hospital was built.