Youth Minister & Dog Guy
Award-winning author, JOEL LUND, grew up in the Seattle area. He frequently crashed his bicycle flying over dirt mounds he built with friends.
In between his sophomore and junior year of college, he traveled around the country in a band. Later, he earned his Master’s degree from Regent College, in Vancouver BC.
His first career, in youth ministry, lasted 15 years (8 full-time, 7 part-time). Surprisingly, his second career was in the financial services industry. He received 5 International Management Awards, plus many company awards.
His first book, The Ultimate Survival Guide For Youth Ministers earned him a “Top 10 Idaho Author” award. His second book, Watson’s Way; Life Lessons We Earned From Our Brilliant Dog, won a “Top 3 Idaho Book” award, and North American Book Award.
He also writes young adult fantasy fiction [The Gargoyle Chronicles series], under his pen name, Brandon King. Joel is a galleried artist, musician and person to too many pets. He has spoken to more than 100,000 people (really!). With his wife, he is the co-founder and CEO of Prepare For Rain, a business dedicated to helping others transform their lives to become who they know they can be: fulfilled, whole and making a difference.
Who wouldn’t want to get lessons for living from the “Canine Guru”? This highly rated, multiple award-winning inspirational book is a cross between Marley & Me and a great devotional journal.
The Ultimate Survival Guide for Youth Ministers
Before writing Watson’s Way, Joel Lund published (finally!) his manual for people doing youth ministry, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Youth Ministers. It garnered several awards, including “Top Idaho Author”.
He’s also finishing an online course for youth ministers based on his survival guide.
This book was published by Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishing.