Janet Dorrell




Janet Dorrell

June 17, 2021

Janet Dorrell serves as Mission World director, Poverty Simulation trainer and Exposure Trip leader for Mission Waco Mission World. She grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Baylor University where she received her Bachelors of Science and Education degree. For 15 years she homeschooled her four children. Traveling the world, she later embarked on her anthropological thesis research in Punjab, India among nomadic peoples and received her Masters of Science in 2002 from Baylor.

Janet currently teaches at Baylor University while leading exposure trips to India, Haiti and Mexico City. Ten weekends each year, she leads participants in Mission Waco Mission World’s poverty simulation to help mobilize middle-class people in becoming compassionately invested in the lives of the poor.

For fun, Janet celebrates life with her husband, Jimmy, considering it a gift and privilege to be on a mission together. Her four children and their spouses, Seth and Sarah, Josh and Danielle, Zach and Jackie, and Christy and Angelo bring her immense joy as well as her 11 grandchildren, Zoe, Finley, Zane, Nielah, Zeke, Angelo, Ziah, Miley, Katherine Ivy, Evelyn, and Andrés Seth. She loves training Magic, her miniature horse and playing with her dog, Samwise.