Marv Penner

Founder and Director: Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence

Marv has given his life to caring for the next generation and the men and women who love and lead them. He has served in camp ministry, local church pastoral ministry, and has spent much of his life as an equipper and educator of those pursuing vocational ministry. In addition to serving on the faculty at Briercrest Seminary for over 20 years, Marv has taught in dozens of seminaries and colleges around the world. He also maintains a private practice as a clinical therapist specializing in work with adolescents and their families. Marv is an author having written extensively in the area of youth and family ministry and frequently speaks at conferences and conventions. He earned his MA in Marriage and Family Counseling at Grace Seminary, and his PhD at Oxford Graduate School. Marv and his wife Lois live in Lake Country, British Columbia, and have three grown children and a little herd of awesome grandchildren.