Our Team

Women in Youth Ministry originated as a Facebook group, which launched in early 2014. For the last nine years, we’ve been a community for a growing group of women who have found a safe place to share their joys and struggles.

Our Team

Heather Lea Kenison

Founder & CEO

Pastor Sunny Brown

Facebook Group Moderator, Conference Team, WYM Book Club

Bethany Dixon

Facebook Group Moderator, Conference Team, Creator

Jennifer Weaver

Facebook Group Moderator, Conference Team

Kat Bair

Conference Team, Blog Editor

Loni Fancher

Conference Team

Samantha Green

Social Media

Azia Raju

Social Media

Rev. Chelsea Peddecord

Facebook Group Moderator, Hosts Bi-Weekly Coffee Chats

Rita Prior

Facebook Group Moderator, WYM Book Club

Emily Carle


Facebook Group Moderator

Megan Kallenbach

Facebook Group Moderator

OUR LEADER: Heather Lea Kenison

Heather’s first love is youth ministry, and her second love is youth ministers. After serving in various churches and denominations for 13 years, Heather now serves in a jurisdictional role for the Episcopal church, serving youth and youth workers. A certified leadership coach, Heather is most energized when helping people discover and utilize their gifts.In her free time, Heather is obsessed with makeup, competition reality television, “cozy” gaming, and personality tests. She is married to PJ and they live in Indianapolis with their three beloved pets.

Heather founded Women in Youth Ministry in 2014 as a response to seeing women struggle to find community and their voices.

You can follow her on social media @heatherlea17, or her website https://heatherleakenison.blog/ You can also email her: heather@womeninyouthministry.com

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