Terry Linhart speaks, writes, and teaches on a variety of subjects related to youth ministry, leadership, global youth, research, and teaching/learning. Terry teaches at Bethel College in Indiana where he also serves as Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. (Purdue University) in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis on multicultural and cross-cultural curriculum studies. His writing and research have focused on youth ministry, cross-cultural dynamics, leadership effectiveness, globalization, global youth, and effective communication and ministry in multicultural contexts.
Prior to coming to Bethel, Terry served as a youth pastor in a local church and spent eight years as a Campus Life director for Youth for Christ, where he led youth ministry in rural and urban contexts and served as a national trainer for Youth For Christ USA. Terry has authored six books and he serves on the board of directors for various non-profit organizations.
He and his wife, Kelly, live 27 minutes from the South Bend airport. When they aren’t traveling they like to garden, write, drink coffee, work out, and attend the various activities of their three teenagers – Lauren, Jayson, and Sean. Terry and Kelly continue to volunteer in variety of ministry capacities in their local community and with global organizations.
All pictures produced by Peter Ringenberg.