Denise Janssen is Assistant Professor of Christian Education at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She is the author of Fostering Faith: Teaching and Learning in the Christian Church (2014) and Reclaimed: Faith in an Emerging Generation (2015). In addition to her faculty role, she serves as executive director of The Resource Center, an ecumenical non-profit in Richmond, Virginia. She is an ordained American Baptist pastor who has served as well under appointment in United Methodist congregations over the last 10 years. Her prior career in non-profit fundraising finds her writing grant proposals, providing fundraising consulting and training, and leading strategic planning sessions from time to time.