Jeff Dunn-Rankin is a veteran of youth and family ministry, starting at Christ United Methodist Church in Venice, Florida, in 1999. As executive vice president of Ministry Architects, he has consulted with large and small youth and children’s ministries from California to Florida and is a frequent speaker at youth and children’s conferences. Jeff co-wrote three books with Mark DeVries: Before You Hire a Youth Pastor, The Indispensable Youth Pastor, and Training on the Go (volume 2) (Group Publishing). Before beginning church ministry, Jeff was managing editor of the Charlotte Sun newspaper. Jeff is a graduate of the Sewanee: The University of the South and has a Masters in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Venice, Florida, with his wife Mary Lou, and they have two grown children.