Judy Glanz became a Christian at 16. Her Christian friends and youth pastors helped instruct and encourage her through her teenage years and supported her through the experience of the divorce of her parents. Later on, when challenged to attend seminary and consider ministry as a full-time vocation with youth, God would use these past relationships and experiences to shape her future by investing in the lives of young people. She is a graduate of Western Seminary and has worked on the ministry staff of several churches in the areas of Youth and Children’s Ministries and Women’s Ministries.
In 1989, she married Randy Glanz. They have one daughter, Julia, 19. Shortly after Julia was born, Judy began what is now known as Women’s Youth Network, a fellowship of professional women in youth ministry in the Portland–Vancouver area who meet regularly for prayer, networking and professional growth. She has been teaching at Multnomah Biblical Seminary since 1999 and at Multnomah University since 2001 in the areas of Discipleship, Women’s and Educational Ministries. She has a passion for Christ and to encourage others to follow Him in the next step of obedience.