Jana Sundene, MA

Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Faculty Since 1990


BA, Wheaton College
MA, Northern Illinois University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


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Before coming to Trinity, Professor Sundene served as an associate director of youth at Garden Grove Community Church in California and at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. She is a founding member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. She is a part of the leadership core and very active in her church body. Her research and writing interests are in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership development, small groups and ministry communication. She co-authored Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults, published by IVP. Professor Sundene does training seminars and speaks for on-campus organizations, local churches, and conferences. She has done short-term missions work and taught courses in the Philippines, El Salvador, Poland, and Mexico. Professor Sundene is active in mentoring students and was awarded the President’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Selected Publications

Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults: Life-giving Rhythms for Spiritual Transformation, IVP, 2012

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • Founding and longstanding member of AYME (Association of Youth Ministry Educators)


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