ThM Biblical Counseling
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
P.G. Dipl. Theology Pastoral Counseling
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
BA Honours Psychology
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Further Dipl. Special Education Needs
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Jane.kratz@austinstonecounseling.org
Main: 512-961-5575
$60 per session

Education & Experience

Jane Kratz hails from Cape Town in South Africa. She moved to the USA in May 2016 to study at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with her ThM in Biblical Counseling in Dec 2017. While in Louisville she served in the Care Ministry at Sojourn Community Church Midtown counseling women and co-leading care groups. She spent a further three months learning and serving at Christ Chapel Bible Church’s Soul Care Ministry in Fort Worth Texas before moving to The Austin Stone Community Church.

Jane was blessed by just over ten years of marriage to Stephan Kratz, who struggled his whole life with Cystic Fibrosis (an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system). When she married him, Jane was aware that Stephan would, likely, die before her. Since his death, in September 2012 Jane has furthered her theological studies to equip herself for a ministry in Biblical Counseling. Jane was also born with several congenital abnormalities, giving her a heart of compassion for those who are less able-bodied than most.

Interests & Specialties

Jane loves to counsel the Word of God because it is “alive and powerful, sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword” and “exposes our innermost thoughts and desires” (Heb 4:12). Seeing how God works by his Spirit and through his living Word in the lives of people brings her the greatest joy. Jane counsels a wide range of life-issues but has personal experience and specialized training in dealing with anticipatory grief, illness, bereavement, and disability-related issues.

Personal

Jane loves being in nature, hiking, bike-riding, flying and traveling. She most enjoys these activities when she can share them with friends and family. Writing and reading also occupy a great deal of her spare time.

Member of Association of Biblical Counselors.
Member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.