Wayne Rice has been active in youth ministry, family ministry, and grandparenting ministry for more than fifty years. He is the cofounder of Youth Specialties, creator of Understanding Your Teenager seminars, former pastor to generations at College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego, and currently the director of conferencing for the Legacy Coalition.
Wayne has authored dozens of books including Junior High Ministry, Reinventing Youth Ministry [Again], Generation to Generation, and Engaging Parents as Allies in Youth Ministry. He received the Gold Medallion award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) for his book Up Close and Personal: Building Community in Youth Groups.
Wayne and his wife, Marci, live in Alpine, California. They have three grown children and five grandchildren. Wayne also plays the banjo.