Jeanne Mayo

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Acclaimed by Ministries Today as “America’s Number One Youth Pastor,” Jeanne Mayo has thrown her heart and passion into youth ministry for over four decades. Her ministry DNA is reflected in her life mission statement: “The motivation and mentorship of Kamikaze Christianity into practicing and potential Kingdom champions.”

Jeanne’s successful ministry has placed her in high demand as a youth ministry and youth leadership communicator. She has criss- crossed the U.S. and the globe, speaking in countless venues to teenagers and college students as well as their leaders. As she continues to travel, one of her greatest joys is to re-connect with some of the hundreds of spiritual sons and daughters in full-time ministry all over the world.

Jeanne considers her most cherished accolades, though, to be centered around her family. She is the proud mom of two adult sons, Josh and Justin, who are both also in fulltime ministry and the adoring “Nana” of two young grandsons, Elijah and Judah. Her cherished husband remains her “boyfriend and hero” after over 40 years of marriage and ministry together.

Jeanne’s life mantra comes from missionary Jim Elliot. His words capture the essence of her heart and life’s mission: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”