Dr. Jolene Erlacher is an author and trainer in mobilizing millennials in missions and ministry. You don’t want to miss out on her wisdom and insights on how to engage and empower the next generation for the Kingdom.
Millennials & Missions
Season: 3 Episode: 2
Jolene worked for eight years at North Central University, specializing in leadership training, student development and personnel management. During that time, she identified the need for building awareness of generational differences as young leaders entered the workplace, especially in ministry contexts. This began an extended journey of researching the experiences and needs of Millennials in ministry positions. Her book, Millennials in Ministry (Judson Press) documents her findings. Jolene's new book, Daniel Generation: Godly Leadership in an Ungodly Culture, was released in August 2018. Jolene specializes in providing training and consulting on team effectiveness and inter-generational leadership. She works with community organizations, government agencies, churches, missions agencies, and small businesses. Jolene teaches continuing education courses for Eduspire. She is also an adjunct faculty member and teaches graduate courses on Organizational Leadership at North Central University, and serves on the Boards of Directors for GoCorps and The Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission. Jolene's education background includes degrees in Education and English, and a graduate certificate in International Leadership. Her doctorate is in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She has also completed training on the StrengthsFinder assessment through Gallup Consulting and is a certified IPSAT (Identity Profile Self Awareness Tool) leadership coach. Jolene is also a Certified Church Consultant through CC.U (ChurchConsultation.University). Jolene is fluent in Spanish and has volunteered and studied in various countries including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya, and South Africa. She is actively involved in her local church and community. Jolene lives in central NC with her husband, twin daughters and their dog Rex. She enjoys reading, writing and drinking coffee.