Letter from the Dean

Welcome to Kidmin Academy!

I believe that ministry to kids and families is the most critical and important ministry in the world today. That’s why I have been active in children’s ministry for 20 years! While ministry to kids and families is important, it’s also quite challenging. That’s why we created Kidmin Academy. We want to help you lead a vibrant, growing ministry for the long haul. You could say that we want to help you start well… and finish well!

I invite you to explore our website to get a better understanding of who we are and how we can serve you. You will find a learning community that is highly educational and extremely practical, a community focused on serving children and families with excellence.

As you search for an educational program to meet the needs of God’s calling on your life, I encourage you to consider Kidmin Academy. We have an impressively credentialed faculty that will help you balance head and heart, theory and practice. Our faculty includes some of the most respected thought-leaders and influencers in children’s and family ministry.

If you have any questions about our program, please reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you!


Ryan Frank

Dean of Kidmin Academy

About Ryan Frank

Ryan Frank serves as the CEO and Publisher of KidzMatter. Ryan and his wife, Beth, are also the publishers of KidzMatter Magazine. He is the author of 9 Things They Didn’t Teach Me in CollegeAbout Children’s Ministry (Standard), Pulse (KidzMatter) and Give Me Jesus (Baker Publishing).

Ryan entered full-time ministry in 1998 after graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Christian Education. He was hired as children’s pastor at Liberty Baptist Church where he served as Children’s Pastor for 15 years. He was also awarded a Master of Arts in Bible Exposition from Pensacola Christian College in 2000.
In 1999 Ryan married Beth Bishir. Today they have three daughters. The Franks reside in Converse, Indiana.

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