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Ginny Olson


Adjunct Professor, Youth & Leadership

Departments: Center for Youth Leadership


  • Bethel Univeristy
  • Wheaton Graduate School
  • Trinity International University


Ginny Olson has been involved in youth ministry for several decades on a variety of levels: youth pastor, youth ministry professor, speaker, consultant and writer. Prior to becoming the Director of Youth Ministry for Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church, she was one of the two co-directors for North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies in Chicago, IL, where she worked with both undergraduate and seminary students.

Before entering academia, she was involved in youth ministry at various churches and camps, including serving on staff in the junior high ministry at Willow Creek Community Church. She is the author of Teenage Girls: Exploring Issues Adolescent Girls Face and Strategies to Help Them, as well as the co-author of Youth Ministry Management Tools 2.0.