Terry Linhart has served in a number of capacities since coming to Bethel 20 years ago. He was the Director of the Youth Ministry and Adolescent Studies degree programs and Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department. He served for two years as Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies before shifting to his current role as executive direct of Extension Studies.

Before coming to Bethel, Terry served for 15 years in full-time youth ministry, including eight years in Youth for Christ and seven years as youth pastor at Hope Missionary Church in Bluffton.

Terry has had a long writing career, having published eight books and contributed chapters to over 20 others.

He is an avid coffee drinker, wanna-be golfer, and sports fan. Terry and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of three adult children, and just recently became grandparents to their first grandson.

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