Jane McFadden has served as organist and handbell director at David's United Church of Christ in Canal Winchester, Ohio, since 1990. She also directs a women's handbell choir at Christ Lutheran Church in Columbus where, for sixteen years, she had a multiple choir program of youth and children's handbell and vocal choirs.
Jane writes and arranges music and has over 50 titles in print with nine publishers; most are organ and handbell arrangements done in collaboration with Janet Linker. She won the 1999 Area II Original Handbell Composition Contest. Her composition, Psalm 30,
is published by The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc. and was played at the 1999 Summer Area II Festival/Conference in Kutztown, PA.
Jane has a degree in Music Education from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She began her music career teaching Intermediate and Junior High School music in California and Florida. She now teaches private piano and organ lessons. Jane holds certification from the AGEHR as a Massed Choir Director and has served the Guild as the Ohio State Chairman.
Jane lives in Groveport, Ohio, with her husband, John, a retired Navy pilot, classic Jaguar car restorer and computer wizard. Her oldest son, John, married to Kristi, is a Naval aviator and instructor in Pensacola, FL, and Kevin is a 2000 graduate of Kenyon College with a double major in music composition and English. Kevin is now studying for his Master's degree in Composition at Florida State University.