Marv Penner, DPhil

Adjunct Faculty
 marv@allaboutyouth.ca    

Teaches:
Adolescent Development
  Your most significant instrument of ministry is your life – lived visibly and authentically so a generation can see the difference the Gospel makes in you! 

Teaching Philosophy

Background

Marv is a veteran youth worker with more than 45 years of experience in working with teenagers and young adults, their families and the men and women who care about young people. He is a registered clinical counselor specializing in adolescent and family issues. Marv has written half a dozen book on youth and family ministry and has contributed to many other published resources. He has taught on issues of youth ministry and counseling around the world and is a regular adjunct faculty member at 8 or 9 seminaries and colleges. He currently serves as director of All About Youth, Canada and is the founder and director of The Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence. Marv has three grown children and 5 grandkids and lives near Kelowna, BC with his wife Lois.

Education

MA Marriage and Family Counselling - Grace Seminary
DPhil - Oxford Graduate School
I really appreciate the small, intimate class sizes. I recently had a class with only seven students! This provided an incredible opportunity that allowed for important, in-depth discussions.
Kendra Siggelkow