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 Dr. Marv Penner

Associate Staff, CPYU


Marv Penner is an Associate Staff member of The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. He is an internationally-known author, professor, motivational speaker, and youth ministry expert. He is currently the executive director of All About Youth and oversees the Canadian Center for Adolescent Research, an organization which conducts research on Canadian youth culture.

Marv is a frequent speaker at the National Youth Workers Convention. He has authored youth curriculum for Gospel Light Publications and Cook Communications and is the author of such youth ministry books as The Youth Worker's Guide to Parent Ministry, published by Youth Specialties/Zondervan and Hope and Healing For Kids Who Cut, also published by Youth Specialties/Zondervan.

In addition to his teaching, speaking and writing, Marv is a licensed marriage and family counselor specializing in parent/adolescent conflict resolution, sexual abuse recovery, eating disorders and marriage and family issues. He received his MA degree from Grace Seminary in 1985, and his D.Phil degree from Oxford Graduate School in 1993.

Marv and his wife, Lois, live in British Columbia, Canada, and have three married children



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