Janet Carter has a Music Education degree from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and High School/Middle School teaching credentials from Christchurch Teachers College, Christchurch New Zealand. Janet has taught music in high schools, elementary schools, and preschools, and has more than 45 years’ experience as a church musician.
Janet is the Director of Music, Youth, and Small Group Ministries at Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Overland Park, Kansas. She is also the worship and technology coordinator and manages the church office. Janet’s music responsibilities include directing the Handbell Ensembles, the Chancel Choir, and the Praise Team.
Janet has been a clinician and faculty member at various handbell events including Handbell Musicians of America National, Area 8 and Area 2 events for both adults and young ringers. She is known for her “Maori Stick Games” classes, which help to develop rhythm and coordination skills for handbell ringers.
Janet thoroughly enjoys being on the Board of Directors for the Intergenerational Handbell Camp in Parkville, MO.