Contributors

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Rebecca Faith

Rebecca lives to see people inspired, purposed, and laughing! A psalmist and inspirational speaker, she has performed for audiences across the globe and has recorded three albums, Faithchild, Sanctuary, and You Will Be With Me. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband and three youngest children.

www.rebecca-faith.com

Sam Luce

Sam is the Global Family Life Pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica, NY, and a contributing editor to KidzMatter Magazine whose passion is preaching the Gospel and strengthening the local church. Sam and his wife have been married 18 years and have four children

www.samluce.com

Efraim Meulenberg

Efraim is known globally from the “Tornado Twins,” and has trained more than 40,000 game developers and 20,000 musicians in churches across three continents. When it comes to innovative curriculum, feature films, or computer games for kids, he nails it every time!

www.kidswantanswers.com

David Wakerley

David is a kids pastor and the creative director of Hillsong Kids for Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. He’s the creator of the exciting BIG children’s ministry curriculum. David and his wife, Beci, also help produce Hillsong Kids Praise and Worship albums. They have three children.

www.davidwakerley.com

Karen Apple

Karen is a licensed children's minister who created an over-the-top church kids' ministry and two weekday preschools. Through her organization 1st Things 1st, she speaks, writes, and coaches to encourage and equip children’s ministry leaders. Her husband, Steve, is "the Apple of her eye."

www.twitter.com/KarenApple

Keith Ferrin

Keith is an author, speaker, and blogger. He’s spent the last two decades speaking at churches, conferences, and schools. The author of several books, including How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible, Keith and his wife live near Seattle, WA.

www.keithferrin.com

Dr. Lorie Lee

Lorie has worked with children and youth for over 20 years and is passionate about raising up a generation of missional kids who will change the world for good. A lifelong learner, she holds masters’ degrees in Christian education and theology and a doctorate in education. @loriehenrylee

www.beglobalinyourlocal.com

Dr. Josh Mulvihill

Josh is Pastor to Children and Families at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, MN, and director of resources for The Legacy Coalition. He has a doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of the forthcoming Preparing Children for Marriage. Josh and his wife, Jen, have five children.

Ken & Andrea Neff

Ken is the lead kids’ pastor at Fountain Springs Church in Rapid City, SD. Together, Ken and Andrea are the founders behind Fun Factory Ministries, a support ministry for children’s pastors and leaders providing training to the local church. They have over 20 years’ experience working with children's ministry.

Chad Owens

Chad is the Children's Pastor at Water Of Life Community Church, Fontana CA. He is passionate for the diverse community he is able to lead and the many families he has the privilege of impacting for Jesus.

Trisha Peach

Trisha is an ordained minister with 16 years’ experience as a pastor. She’s the author of two kidmin books, Your Children's Ministry From Scratch and Your Children's Ministry Beyond Basics, and a professed sci-fi and sushi enthusiast. She and her husband, Scott, have two children.

www.peacht.wordpress.com

Kelly Presson

Kelly is children’s pastor at Christian Celebration Center in Midland, MI. A youth and children’s pastor for 22 years, Kelly has served at numerous children’s camps across the U.S. as a speaker and an evangelist. He and his wife, Traci, have been married 28 years and have one adult son.

Sean Sweet

Sean Sweet is the co-founder of FourFiveSix. He has more than 15 years of experience working in preteen ministry and currently serves as the Preteen Pastor as Destiny Christian Church.

Greg Baird

Greg Baird has over 25 years’ experience in children’s and family ministry. He currently serves at David C Cook as the vice president of Global Resources.

www.davidccook.com

Jenny Funderburke

Jenny is the mama of three sweet and crazy girls. She is the minister to children at West Bradenton Baptist Church in Bradenton, FL, and is passionate about equipping the Church to disciple children. Jenny loves ice cream, Tennessee football, and the beach.

Linda Ranson Jacobs

Linda is senior writer and content developer for DC4K (DivorceCare for Kids, blog.dc4k.org) and CareLeader.org. She is the children's ministry consultant and care ministry coordinator at her church. Linda is an expert in ministering to single-parent families and just published the free e-book Effective Single-Parent Ministry for CareLeader.org.

www.careLeader.org

Amy Parker

Amy is a bestselling author for children, inspired by her boys, who endure her repeated attempts at writing and parenting. She lives with her husband in a house of stinky boys and one girl cat.

www.amyparkerbooks.com

Dr. Rob Rienow

Rob's most important ministry is loving his wife, Amy, and partnering with her to raise their seven children to love God. He’s the founder of Visionary Family Ministries, author of seven books, and a pastor of 24 years. He has a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell seminary and lives in Chicago.

www.visionaryfam.com

Brian Dollar

Brian has been a kids pastor for 24 years and is the founder of High Voltage Kids Ministry Resources. He loves God, his wife, kids, and banana pudding (in that order).

Briandollar.com/talknowandlater

Lynne Howard

Lynne is a children's pastor at 12Stone Church in Atlanta and loves helping volunteers and kids know God. She is a new mom to a sweet baby boy with her husband, and a huge Alabama football fan. Check out lynnehoward.com for creative children's ministry ideas and @lynnehoward7 on Twitter #rolltide.

www.lynnehoward.com

Steven Knight

Steven is the founder of KidminTools and has more than 12 years of children’s and family ministry experience. He’s a contributing author for several kidmin books and lives in Dallas with his wife and son, where he is about to complete his master’s degree in family ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary.

www.kidmintools.com

B.A. Snider

B. A. is the children’s ministry consultant and marketing director for Great Commission Publications. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in churches large and small. B. A. has a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University and also is a conference speaker and leadership consultant.

www.gcp.org

Craig Jonhson

Craig is the founder of Champions Clubs Centers, co-creator of Champions Curriculum for special needs, author of Lead Vertically and Unrehearsed Destiny, and the Director of Pastoral Ministries at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. If he could just stop losing his car keys his life would be complete.

www.championsclub.org