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.
Brian has served in youth ministry since 2004. Brian holds a Master of Ministry with a focus in organizational culture, team-based leadership, change, conflict, and peacemaking from Warner University. In addition to his degrees from Warner, he studied Christian Education at Asbury Theological Seminary. Brian has spoken at numerous camps and retreats. Brian married his lovely wife in 2007, and they have two beautiful daughters. During his free time, Brian loves to paint en Plein air, go to the movies, take Disney cruises, and root for the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes.
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.
Annette Johnson is a graduate of Florida Southern College in Lakeland. After several years of teaching elementary school, Annette entered into children's ministry. She served at a large church in Houston, Texas, before moving to Florida. She has been in full time ministry since 2007. She is now attending Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, and coaching/speaking/teaching full-time. She is married to Kevin, who is the pastor at the church. Annette and Kevin have been married since 2002 and have five children. She loves singing, cooking, playing with her family, and binge watching shows on Netflix.