Ed Trimmer has been teaching youth ministry in academic and seminar settings for over twenty years and working in youth ministry since 1971. He has four grown children and continues to be a foster parent with his wife, Peggy, who is an outreach specialist to troubles youth and their families. Ed is an author of many youth books and articles. Ed has started youth organizations and created new degree programs at academic institutions that focus on youth ministry. He is committed to helping young people find Christ and find a place in the church.