Anytime you compile a list you’re bound to leave something out. I do this all the time with groceries so please help me update this list with your comments!

The following is a list of women in youth ministry who blog. The list is in no certain order. Enjoy and get some great perspectives. Click the name to visit their blog.

Marjorie Poff
I am a 30 something girl living outside of Nashville. After several years drifting between “careers”, I moved here to pursue the dream of combining my love for student ministry with putting events together and I became Director of Ministry Events with Fuselage.

Heather Lee Campbell
I am a fresh graduate from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Youth and a minor in Theology.  My journey in college has taught me a lot about who God is and what He is interested in doing with me.  I am constantly experiencing spiritual formation and transformation, as God has taught me a lot about putting faith in Him no matter the situation.  Even though I’m only 22 years old, I have three years of paid experience and a passion that can’t help but flow out in every conversation.  In addition to working with youth in a churched setting, I took on positions in residential facilities, working with unchurched at-risk youth.  Youth ministry isn’t my career, but my lifestyle.

Anne Wilson
Our blog started out of a desire to share experiences from marriage, ministry, friendship, and life. It’s turned into a haphazard collection of all above.

Brooklyn Lindsey
Brooklyn has authored numerous books and projects, including Confessions of a Not-So-Supermodel, Opposite Day, Sacred Life, Devo2Go, and The Kingdom Experiment: Youth Edition. She is a pastor and speaker who loves teens, teaching from the Bible, and leading people to live in response to God’s love.

A Woman in Youth Ministry
Gina Abbas – Meals, Ministry, Marriage, Mommy-hood, and everything in between.

Kara Powell
Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. As a twenty year youth ministry veteran, she serves as an Advisor to Youth Specialties and also speaks regularly at parenting and youth ministry conferences.

Rachel Blom
I am a youth ministry enthusiast with over ten years of experience, both as a volunteer and on staff. Right now, I’m a volunteer in the youth ministry of an evangelical church here in Germany.

Jeanne Mayo
Founder and President of Youth Leader’s Coach
International Speaker and Author
Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach – Victory World Church, Norcross, Georgia.

Elle Campbell
Like you, we’re just a few members of the Church – a handful of people who want to do a better job of loving, serving and equipping the greater Body of Christ – specifically in the areas of Student Ministry and Family Ministry.

Megan Faulkner
A youth worker just trying to love Jesus exceedingly more each day, and therefore love His people more too.

Mindi Godfrey
Mindi Godfrey is a veteran youth worker who’s served in ministry for 25 years. She’s served as a full-time youth pastor at a mega-church, camp director, small group coach, missions trip leader, interim youth director, van driver, and of course, janitor. She is currently a volunteer youth worker at Forest Hills UMC.

Patti Gibbons
These days, I write, speak and teach related to youth ministry – ranging from communicating to youth and writing curriculum for youth ministry, to helping manage communities for youth workers and women in youth ministry, to making myself a resource in any way I can to see teenagers and their families know Christ and make Him known.

Neely McQueen
Neely McQueen has been working with teen girls for over 15 years. She works at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA.

Christina Robertson
I have been working in middle school ministry for over ten years and absolutely love that age group. I’ve lived in San Diego my whole life and do not take the amazing weather for granted.

Aireelle Moen
God has given me a passion for teenagers. I love teaching and speaking to them, but basically just getting to know them and seeing God work in their lives like never before.

Amanda Sekulow
Amanda Sekulow, recognized her passion for mentoring and God’s calling on her life. The mission is simple: Proverbs 31. Share the love of Christ and live everyday of life as an example to those around you.

Amy Jo Giriadiar
Posts from the trenches of girlsministry—join in the conversation!

Wendy Beechward
Spring Harvest is a place where ‘people encounter God, get changed by that encounter and then go and change the world.’ Throughout the year we make resources which help Christians live out their faith in their homes, work, communities and churches. I’m also part of the team who run Youthwork the conference.

Ruth Wells
I am a professionally qualified youth worker. I manage a staff team who deliver volunteering opportunities for 16-25 year old volunteers. I also deliver youth work training and have developed a course for young people involved in peer work.

Penelope Swithinbank
Penelope has a heart for women from all walks of life and loves encouraging them in reaching their God-given potential. She is a widely recognized international speaker for conferences and retreats and the author of “Women By Design”. Having been involved in ministry for over 25 years she has filled the role of pastor’s wife, volunteer, and now ordained Anglican minister and Ignatian Spiritual Director.

Jo Royal
Incarnational Youth Work. “I love how our day-to-day life can teach us lessons to help us understand our past, challenge our today, and inspire our future. We can learn through experiences, situations, conversations, songs, books, nature … the list is endless! Live with eyes ready to see, ears ready to hear and a heart ready to be touched.”




  1. Heather Lea Campbell September 27, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Love this list and these ladies! Many of them have been inspirations and I’m excited to call a few friends now :)

  2. chadswanzy September 27, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Heather… I can’t believe I forgot you on the list! I just updated this and corrected my error. Keep writing! Thanks for adding to the conversation.

  3. Heather Lea Campbell September 27, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    Haha no worries! I’ve been fairly absent from the blogosphere lately…my only complaint is you spelled my middle name wrong ;)

  4. Brooklyn Lindsey September 27, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Great stuff, Chad. And thanks!

  5. Megan Faulkner September 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Thanks, Chad! Have been loving reading off of this list!! So much to learn!

  6. Anne Wilson September 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    So excited to see this! I’ve been looking for other women in online world to connect with in youth ministry. Thank you!

  7. chadswanzy September 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    You’re welcome.

  8. youthleadergina October 1, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    A blog about life as a woman in youth ministry.

  9. chadswanzy October 1, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    awesome will add it.

  10. Patricia Lotich October 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    What a great list and resource. Congrats to these woman for what they do to influence our youth!

  11. youthleadergina October 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks for the add!

  12. Nancy Hamilton January 20, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    I am listed above yet I don’t have a website…not sure who put my name on this but it’s actually Amy Jo Girardiar whose website it is. I don’t blog but post abt AJ’s blog a lot. Thanks!

  13. Eddie Witkowski June 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

    Brooklyn Lindsey was a youth pastor on my district in Florida, so I knew her just a bit growing up. She is really an amazing person and role model for young ladies and ladies in general. Plus, she’s a Middle School Pastor, which gives her mad props in my mind!

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