Dr. Katie Friesen Smith is a parent and an educator. She currently serves as the director of Living The Questions, a Youth Theology Institute for high school students. She has twenty-five plus years of ministry experience within the setting of higher education, the local church, and camping ministry. Educationally, she earned a degree in Youth Ministry/Christian Education from the University of Northwestern and a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel Seminary. She and her husband have two teenagers and live in Plymouth, MN.