About Jan

Jan Ketchel, BFA, CH

Jan Ketchel
Photo by Chuck Ketchel

Jan Ketchel is an artist and writer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She is also a certified hypnotist and a psychic channel.

As a freelance artist and writer, previously known as Jan Hughes, she worked for advertising agencies and book and magazine publishers in both New York City and Stockholm, Sweden.  She wrote about the arts and worked as a publicity writer for individual businesses, artists, and arts organizations. For many years she owned an art studio and gallery out of which she ran a business that specialized in painting children’s furniture, faux finishes, and murals. Her artwork is in private collections worldwide. She has illustrated four children’s books.

In 2002, a few months after Jeanne Ketchel’s death, Jan’s training as a psychic channel began in earnest when she began having mystical visitations from Jeanne and began receiving personal messages of guidance. As the messages changed from personal to more universal guidance, it became clear that Jeanne was on a mission to awaken the sleeping spirit in all of us. When Jeanne invited Jan to join her as her channel, Jan knew it was the right thing to do, although she also anticipated it would present many challenges. Her hunches were more than correct, especially as her role in the world changed and the creative direction of her life took a drastic turn. This website is largely a result of her unwavering dedication and commitment to document and pass along the messages from Jeanne.

As the relationship between Jan and Jeanne blossomed over the years, their collaboration as the Soul Sisters expanded to include daily Soulbytes, audio channeled messages, and a whole catalog of written missives archived on this website.

In 2021, Jan completed The Recapitulation Diaries, a series of five memoirs documenting her shamanic healing journey from PTSD. In addition, she wrote All the Gifts You Are Given and collaborated on The Book of Us: A Story of Relationship in Life, Death, and the Afterlife. All of our books are available on our website.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR