Jana Sundene is an Associate Professor of Christian Ministries (Trinity College, Deerfield, IL). Her educational background includes a BA from Wheaton College; a MA from Northern Illinois University; and a MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Trinity in 1990 Jana spent 10 years doing Youth Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church and Garden Grove Community Church. She has done short-term missions work and taught courses in such places as the Philippines, El Salvador, Poland, and Mexico. She has developed online courses, and is the co-author of Shaping the Journey of Emerging Adults as well as articles and chapters for a number of publications and books.
Jana loves every minute of teaching the emerging adults that have come through her courses and is active in mentoring students and serving at her local church. When she isn’t concentrating on developing the next generation of leaders, she enjoys hiking, photography, backpacking, and doing projects around her house. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with a very energetic Cocker Spaniel mix who demands to be walked or played with before she will consider letting Jana either relax or work.