About the Author
Ginny Olson abides in Minneapolis, MN where she is the Director of Youth Ministry for the Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church as well as a writer, speaker and consultant. Previously, she was one of two directors of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University in Chicago, Illinois. She also served on the youth ministry staffs at Willow Creek Community Church and Grace Church, Edina, Minnesota. She is the author of 'Teenage Girls' and co-editor and contributor to 'Breaking the Gender Barrier in Youth Ministry.'
Diane Elliot is an experienced writer, editor, teacher of adults and teenagers, and is director of operations at the Northwest Suburban Christian Academy in Wauconda, Illinois.
Mike Work is the executive pastor at Mission Community Church and the executive producer of the PlanetWisdom Student Conference. Mike has led student ministries at several large churches and served several years with Youth for Christ. Mike lives in Gilbert, Arizona.