Terry Linhart (PhD, Purdue University) is director of the youth ministry and adolescent studies program, professor of youth ministry, and chair of the department of religion and philosophy at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He previously served in full-time youth ministry for fifteen years with Youth for Christ and as a youth pastor. Linhart is a speaker, a researcher/consultant, and the author of six books and numerous articles. He directs the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network and is a member of the ministry council for the National Network of Youth Ministries. He is also active in the Association of Youth Ministry Educators.