Jim & Cathy Burns


Jim Burns is President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family @ Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has over 1.5 million resources in print in over 25 languages. Jim’s radio broadcast is heard on over 800 stations a day and heard around the world via podcast at HomeWord.com. Some of his recent books include: Faith Conversations for Families; Teenology: How to Raise Great Teens, Closer: Devotions to Draw Couples Together, Confident Parenting, The Purity Code and Creating an Intimate Marriage.  Jim and his wife, Cathy, along with their three daughters Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi, live in Southern California.


Cathy Burns is the co-author of Closer: 52 Devotions to Draw Couples Together. Along with being a mom, wife and Bible study leader she loves her job as a teacher in a school for “kids who learn differently.” Cathy and Jim met the first day in college and married one week after she graduated

Doug and Cathy Fields


Doug Fields is the senior director of HomeWord Center for Youth and Family. Doug speaks to thousands of leaders, teenagers and parents each year. He’s also the author/co-author of 50+ books including: Fresh Start: an invitation to a loving God; What Matters Most—when “no” is better than “yes”; and, Refuel: an uncomplicated guide to connecting with God. In addition to Doug’s speaking and writing, he also writes a daily blog at www.DownloadYouthMinistry.com and consults for Youth Specialties—a global organization committed to training those who work with teenagers. Doug has been married for 28 years to his wonderful wife Cathy and they live with their 3 children in Southern California. You can read more about him here: www.DougFields.com.


Cathy Fields has been a ministry leader for 20+ years, and she’s served in every role from camp speaker to bus driver. She currently leads a small group of 11th grade girls, mentors young leaders, serves as a premarital counselor, and speaks on issues of marriage, family, and parenting. She has been married to Doug for 28 years and together they have 3 kids (24, 21 & 18 years old).