Steven Bonner serves as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Bible and Associate Professor of Christian ministry. He attended Lipscomb University where he received his B.A., M.A., and M.Div. He received his D.Min. in Youth, Family, & Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. His research focuses on adolescent psychosocial development, adolescent moral development, the commodification of adolescence in youth sports; this research has been presented internationally. In 2015, Steven received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to create Vocati, a Youth Theology Institute, which he directed until 2018. Additionally, he serves as the president of the national Association of Youth Ministry Educators, and has published Understanding the Changing Adolescent in "Adoptive Youth Ministry" and Understanding Childhood Spirituality in "Along the Way". Steve and his wife, Amy, live in Franklin, Tenn with their three children.