Karen Grant

Dr. Grant joined the CIU faculty in 2001 and continues to teach Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture courses. Before joining CIU, she served as the Director of Student Activities at a public university in California for 12 years. She then moved to serve full-time in youth ministry at a church in Rockford, Illinois from 1994 to 2001. Dr. Grant is currently serving as the Youth Director at her church and on the board of directors for a camp & conference center. Dr. Grant has ministered cross-culturally in South Africa, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kenya and the Philippines.


  • DMin, Columbia International University
  • MA, Moody Bible Institute
  • Bible Certificate, Columbia International University
  • MA, California State University, Stanislaus
  • BA, California State University, Chico

Selected Publications

  • Studies on the Go: James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Zondervan (2014) contributor
  • Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong & How to Get it Right, Abingdon Press (2013) contributor
  • Breaking the Gender Barrier in Youth Ministry, Victor Books (1995) contributor