Recognizing that youth ministry professionals who identify as progressive or liberal have few options when it comes to conferences and continuing education events, in 2013 I co-founded the Progressive Youth Ministry conference with Tony Jones and we held our first event in 2014. Our fifth annual conference will happen March 7-9, 2018 at Montreat Conference Center.

John W. Vest

John is a "church hacker" attempting to overcome the limitations of church as we know it. To connect with him and learn more about his work, please visit