Jenni Vankat has been involved in youth ministry since her youth. She has worked in both the school and parish settings for the past 10 years and has assisted with diocesan youth ministry efforts. She is a contributor to Ministry Resources for Youth Leadership Development, a resource in the Total Youth Ministry series. Jenni holds a master's degree in theology and a religious education endorsement from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a certificate in youth ministry from the Center for Ministry Development. She currently works as youth ministry coordinator at Saint Patrick's Church in Elkhorn, Nebraska.