Mike Yaconelli (Founder)

Mike Yaconelli was a writer, theologian, church leader and satirist. Co-Founder of Youth Specialties and The Wittenburg Door (sometimes just The Door), a satirical magazine. Yaconelli was also the pastor of a small church in Yreka, California – “the slowest growing church in America” as he called it. He and wife Karla used to share their time between Yreka and the Youth Specialties offices in El Cajon, California.

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