Acclaimed by Ministries Today as "America's Number One Youth Pastor," Jeanne Mayo has thrown her heart and passion into youth ministry for over four decades. Her ministry DNA is reflected in her life mission statement: "The motivation and mentorship of Kamikaze Christianity into practicing and potential Kingdom champions."
The years have seen incredible results. In Nebraska, she multiplied a group of a few dozen students into hundreds. While there, she assisted one of her students in filing a suit against a local public high school. That suit ultimately led to the 1984 Supreme Court decision to allow students to host Bible Clubs on public school campuses.
Then in Illinois, she was met by a group of 30 students that grew to nearly 1,000 and a Christian school of 1,400. While in California, she had the privilege of developing a group of 90 students into over 500 in only one year's time. Currently, she is leading an incredible team in the Atlanta area where amazing growth is happening once again.
Jeanne's successful ministry has placed her in high demand as a youth ministry and youth leadership communicator. She has criss-crossed the U.S. and the globe, speaking in countless venues to teenagers and college students as well as their leaders. As she continues to travel, one of her greatest joys is to re-connect with some of the hundreds of spiritual sons and daughters in full-time ministry all over the world.
In recent years, Jeanne founded Youth Leader's Coach, a non-profit organization that seeks "to instruct, equip, inspire and encourage the youth pastors and youth leaders of this generation." Through this venue, she has begun a coaching/mentoring avenue called "The Cadre." Over 400 of the nation's premiere youth ministries and churches have now experienced this intensive year of personal mentoring from Jeanne. In 2010, Jeanne also launched "The Alliance" which is over 300 leadership training hubs all over the nation and Canada. Each Alliance is hosted by one of her "Cadre" graduates and is designed to equip the facilitator to create a network of youth pastors in their area.
Marv Penner directs All About Youth and the National Center for Excellence in Youth Ministry. In addition to his teaching, speaking and writing, Marv specializes in parent/adolescent conflict resolution, sexual abuse recovery, eating disorders and marriage and family issues. He is the author of several books including Help! My Kids Are Hurting and Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut. In addition to his teaching, speaking and writing, Marv is a licensed marriage and family counselor specializing in parent/adolescent conflict resolution, sexual abuse recovery, eating disorders and marriage and family issues. He received his MA degree from Grace Seminary in 1985, and his D.Phil degree from Oxford Graduate School in 1993. Marv and his wife, Lois, live in British Columbia, Canada, and have three married children.
Sid Koop is passionate about awakening the lives of students through the truth of Jesus Christ. Sid has spent over 15 years in full time youth ministry, both in the local church and now as the full time Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries, which includes overseeing the CYWC Regional Training Conferences across Canada. Sid and his wife Jen have two boys, Payton and Cole, who have a passion for sports, camp, youth group and shooting their dad with paintball guns!
Paul is currently serving as an overseer for PAOC Church Ministries in the Alberta and Northwest Territories District. He has ministered as a youth pastor, campus pastor at a Christian School and is church planting as well. Paul has amazing support at the home base with his beautiful wife Corrie and 4 amazing children, all with a great desire for ministry. He has a passion for progress! He desires to be strategically used by God to help renovate, motivate and elevate the hearts of this emerging generation!
Andrew Evans has been involved in youth ministry for over 18 years and has worked with pre-teens, youth and young adults from Winnipeg to Vancouver. For the past 5 years he has been teaching youth ministry at Summit Pacific College in Abbotsford, BC and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has been married to his beautiful wife Nelia for 17 years and they have two children, Olivia and Isaiah. He loves
hockey (especially the Canucks), reading, and spending time with his family.
Mark serves as the Maple Ridge Christian Life Assembly Campus Pastor. He is married to Jenni and is father to Samuel, Abigail, Moriah and Julia. He is a veteran of over two decades of youth ministry and is an experienced pastor, mentor and teacher. His passions include leadership development, specifically pouring into the leaders he serves, preaching and family life. Mark loves adventure, both the kind you create and the kind that God invites you into to share.