Eric Venable grew up in the Silicon Valley and spent most of his life and twenty-two years of ministry in the tech capital. He has a special place in his heart for the early adolescent years and trains parents and youth workers to connect significantly with them. Eric has been a storyteller from a wee age and will tell stories to anyone at anytime. This is to the delight of his two young daughters and an embarrassment at times to his wife of 13 years, Pam. Eric is currently the pastor of students and families at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon.