Janice Andersen has been on staff at The Basilica of Saint Mary since 1994, working with programs that serve the community and advocate for justice. She currently serves as the Director of Christian Life, overseeing ministries that provide charity and care, justice formation, and volunteer ministry. She began her work as the Director of Social Ministry, working with Basilica St. Vincent de Paul to collaboratively build programs that offer relationship and service to those in need. Janice has served in various leadership capacities within the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, including Chair of the Steering Committee, helping to enliven the Heading Home Hennepin Plan To End Homelessness within downtown congregations. Janice serves on the non-profit board of directors of City House and From Death To Life. She holds Masters Degrees in special education and in theology, and is a certified Spiritual Director.