Steve is life development director at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI, and has been involved in youth ministry for the last 16 years as a youth pastor, instructor, speaker, and writer. Steve also teaches adjunct seminary courses on youth ministry and is a doctoral student at Michigan State University, studying emerging adulthood, teaching/learning, and spirituality.
Chap Clark, PhD, is the Associate Provost and professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, the senior editor of YouthWorker Journal, and president of ParenTeen™ and HURT seminars. He’s also a speaker, trainer, consultant, as well as the author or co-author of 20-plus books, including Hurt 2.0, Sticky Faith, When Kids Hurt: Helping Adults Navigate the Adolescent Maze, Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and Deep Justice in a Broken World.
Andrew Root is in the Olson Baalson chair as associate professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is the author of several books, including the new Theology in Youth Ministry series, The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean), The Promise of Despair, Children of Divorce, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, and Relationships Unfiltered.
Danielle is the pastor of Journey Church in Dallas. She is the author of The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise and speaks often on issues of theology, church leadership, and emerging communities of faith. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.