Directors and Staff
Steve Schneeberger is the Executive Director of the Youth Ministry Institute. Beginning in 1985, Steve began a vocation as a youth minister serving churches in Kansas and Florida. He is a 1981 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, has a business degree from Baker University (1985) and a law degree from the University of Kansas (1988). He is married to Carol, a school counselor and former teacher. They have three children.
Kirsten Knox, Regional Director for YMI Florida, was part of the second class to complete the YMI two-year coaching and training class in 2009. She has since been a coach on multiple occasions. Kirsten Knox is married and a graduate of Asbury University with a degree in youth ministry. She began working in youth ministry in 2000, serving Pasadena Community United Methodist Church for a decade.
Lisa Greenwood is Vice President for Leadership Ministry at the Texas Methodist Foundation. She joined the team at TMF after serving five years as a strategist with Horizons Stewardship Company. At the core of Lisa’s ministry is the belief that God is up to something big in this world, nothing short of a world of Love and Justice for all persons. Therefore, driving her service in the church is a commitment to helping individuals and churches discern God’s vision for how they might participate in what God is doing and then move to a life lived fully for Christ.
Lisa earned a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. Ordained in 1992, she has successfully served suburban, urban and rural churches in the North Texas Annual Conference, including ten years in youth ministry. She has also served as the chair of the Order of Elders (2008-2012), a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry (2000-2012), and on the NTC Delegation in 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016. Lisa speaks frequently to gatherings of pastors, laity and young adults at local church and connectional events in addition to consulting in the areas of church transformation and generosity.
She is married to Joe Park. Together they share eight children and live in Dallas, Texas.
Scott is currently at Riviera United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg where he has served as the Director of Youth Ministry since 2000 as well as the Director of Children’s ministry since 2008. Prior to arriving at Riviera UMC, Scott spent 8 years in a variety of roles within the mental health system including Case Management and Therapeutic Foster Care Supervisor. He is married to Laurie, his wife of 23 years and they have 3 children.
Spencer Geren attended Florida State University majoring in Economics. He began his professional career with Lever Brothers Company (now known as UniLever), working also for Telerx Marketing. He is now working with Pompeian, Inc., a consumer products food company. His career in consumer products and business analytics has spanned both large and small organizations including sales, management and consulting positions, platform development, coding and end user reporting. He is married and has two grown children. He and his wife worship at First United Methodist Church of Orlando.