Mosaic is a group of urbanites with a longing to embody Christ-centered community in the midst of the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Our hope is that we become a movement of expanding communities that serve Boston and the world as gospel renewal-agents in personal spirituality, relationships, the arts, and urban healing.
Jan, pronounced “yahn,” (as in “never beyond grace”) moved to Boston in July, 2009 with his little ladies to tell people about Jesus and gather people into a community of faith called a church. Jan was born in Estonia, but grew up in the great state of Rhode Island. He graduated with a triple major in International Relations, Business Economics, and Slavic Studies from Brown University, in Providence, RI. After working for the federal government as a Russian Analyst, Jan devoted several years to studying theology and the Scriptures. In May 2009, he graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree, focusing in Advanced Biblical studies. While in the area, Jan and his wife Tanya were members of First Baptist Church, Durham.
Along with serving as pastor at Mosaic Boston, Jan is also pastoring/planting a Russian church in Allston: Grace Church Boston.
Most importantly, however, Jan loves Jesus, his beautiful wife Tanya, and their chunky baby girls Sophia and Elizabeth.