SMASHED SAINT (Janet Jun) is a poet, writer, multimedia artist, and missionary with a global vision for reformation through real love.
Born in Southern California, Janet received a B.A. in English from Barnard College (2001) and an M.A. in Korean Studies from Columbia University (2008) after working in the non-profit arts-in-education sector at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City for two years.
After finishing her graduate degree, she spent the next several years serving at Blessed International Revival Center as the Creative Arts Director, completing 2 internships at Blessed’s School of Ministry and the House of Prayer Orange County. She’s shared the gospel through spoken word, art, music, prayer ministries, and been active in community arts outreach and one-on-one mentoring and teaching.
An Urban Arts Outreach poet and member of the Back to Basics Collaborative, Janet has shared and taught her craft at various local and global venues, including Biola University, Faith on Demand’s SPEAK!, The Seed LA, Triple Threat Mentoring, B2B Peru, JUCETV, P4CM’s Rhetoric (2013 & 2015)—America’s largest spoken word event.
Janet has a deep passion and commitment to serve and equip creative worshipers of God in every field as beacons of God’s love, mercy, truth and justice both locally and internationally.
In 2017, she was commissioned by Blessed as a missionary to Asia and relocated to Seoul, Korea, where she served locally as the worship director for Ocean City Church in Hongdae, as well as ministered internationally at different churches, conferences, and global gatherings. She also served as Creative Director for the 2019 Comeback Tour, a multi-network arts & music initiative to bring youth in Asia back to Jesus.
In 2020, she and four friends co-founded the Regenesis Guild, which exists to connect and establish creatives and educators as transformational global leaders.
Ms. Jun currently continues serving in Korea under Blessed and in the creative, educational spheres through Regenesis. She loves her family and friends, good coffee, and wholesome meals filled with delicious food and shared with loved ones.
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