Kenda Dean

Kenda Dean

Kenda Creasy Dean serves as the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with Princeton’s Institute for Youth Ministry and the Farminary (an initiative in theological formation through restorative agriculture). She founded Ministry Incubators with Mark DeVries to help Christian leaders engage in faith-based social innovation. An ordained United Methodist pastor, Kenda graduated from Miami University, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the author of numerous books on young people and the church, including Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church, Delighted--What Youth Are Teaching the Church about Joy, and The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry. 

Kenda and her husband Kevin love digging their toes in the sand on the Jersey shore and hanging out with their hilarious grown kids.